Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act

Changes to QBCC legislation were announced recently that will impact the building and construction industry. Learn more about the changes.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (QBCC Act) regulates the building industry in relation to:

  • Ensuring the maintenance of proper standards
  • Achieving a reasonable balance between the interests of building contractors and consumers
  • Providing remedies for defective building work
  • Providing support, education and advice for consumers and those people undertaking building work.

Under the QBCC Act, any contractors performing building work over the value of $3,300 must hold a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence.

It is important to understand and comply with the legislation, as failure to do so will result in not only monetary fines, but the accumulation of demerit points. If a contractor accumulates more than 30 demerit points over a three year period, they will lose their contracting licence and not be eligible for reinstatement of the licence for another three years.

For help understanding and meeting QBCC licence requirements, members should contact Master Builders.

Approved forms for the QBCC Act

Approved forms and templates have been created by the QBCC for use with respect to licence renewal, insurance notification and other processes under the QBCC Act.

Visit the QBCC website to find out how to access copies of the approved QBCC forms.


Download regulations currently in force related to the QBCC Act:

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Established under the QBCC Act, the QBCC is the statutory authority charged with the regulation of Queensland’s building industry. The QBCC is a quasi-government body consisting of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Board and the organisational unit under the control of the the Commissioner.

The QBCC's primary responsibilities centre on:

  • Licensing for trade and building contractors
  • Maintaining a dispute resolution process between consumers and/or trade and building contractors
  • Administering the Statutory Insurance Scheme, where all contractors who perform insurable work over $3,300 (including GST) must take out QBCC insurance when working directly for consumers.

Visit the QBCC website for more information.

Additional acts administered by the QBCC