Housing & Construction Awards

Judging is underway and tickets are on sale for regional Housing & Construction Awards now

Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards recognise members at the forefront of building innovation and quality craftsmanship, promoting and showcasing excellence in Queensland’s housing and construction industry.

From apprentices to trade contractors, and small family businesses to the biggest names in the building and construction industry, there's an award to suit everyone.

Entries for the 2022 Housing & Construction Awards have closed and judging has commenced.

Get your name out there

If you win a Housing & Construction Award you'll:

  • Gain industry and public recognition for your high quality workmanship and quality projects
  • Receive a winner’s plaque and logo to promote the win to clients and differentiate you from your competitors
  • Drive business sales and catch the attention of potential clients
  • Access unrivalled media coverage and promotion across a range of Master Builders publications
  • Boost staff morale.

Entering the Awards

Everything you need to know about entering

Award ceremonies

Find out when your regional Awards ceremony is happening

Winners & photos

Recent Queensland Award winners

Awards magazines

Take a look at our Awards magazines highlighting our entries and winners

Key dates

When What's happening
FebruaryEntries open
April – May Award entries close
May – June Judging takes place
July – August Regional award ceremonies (regional winners announced)
OctoberQueensland Housing & Construction Awards (Queensland winners announced)
November National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards (National winners announced)

2022 Award ceremonies

RegionEvent DateVenueTickets
BrisbaneFriday, 15 JulyBrisbane Convention and Exhibition CentreGET TICKETS
Downs & WesternFriday, 22 JulyRumours International Convention Centre, ToowoombaGET TICKETS
Gold CoastFriday, 29 JulyRACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold CoastTickets on sale soon
Wide Bay BurnettFriday, 5 AugustBundaberg MultiplexTickets on sale soon
Sunshine CoastSaturday, 6 AugustNovotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Twin WatersTickets on sale soon
Central QueenslandFriday, 12 AugustFrenchville Sports Club, RockhamptonTickets on sale soon
Mackay & WhitsundaysSaturday, 13 AugustMackay Entertainment & Convention CentreTickets on sale soon
Far North QueenslandFriday, 19 AugustPullman Cairns InternationalTickets on sale soon
North QueenslandSaturday, 20 AugustQuayside Terminal, Port of TownsvilleTickets on sale soon

History of the Awards

As the Awards celebrate their 35th year in 2022, Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards continue to attract hundreds of quality entries from across the state.

Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards program has become one of Queensland’s most prestigious industry events since its inception in 1987.

Initially known as the Housing Awards Competition, the inaugural ceremony saw the House of the Year award taken out by Brisbane building company, Ownit Homes Pty Ltd for a two-story, upmarket home on Brisbane’s southside.

The following year, Master Builders announced that the competition would be expanded to cover both the housing and commercial industrial fields and would become known as the Housing & Construction Awards. The competition was run in conjunction with the Housing and Construction Conference ’88, which was part of Brisbane’s Expo ’88 program.

Over 500 guests attended the 1988 Housing & Construction Awards presentation at Conrad International Hotel and Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast. The House of the Year award went to Confitt Constructions Pty Ltd, while Hampton Interiors won the Restoration award for its work on the Transcontinental Hotel in Brisbane.

The 1988 Building Project of the Year award was taken out by Brisbane’s new $75 million domestic air terminal, constructed by Barclay Bros. Ltd. In announcing the award, then Master Builders’ President Ces Fritz said the project was “a landmark for Brisbane”. Seven years later, in 1995, the same award was won by Civic and Civic for the Brisbane International Airport Terminal.

Word had begun to spread by 1989, with more than 80 entries received. A Raby Bay home built by Brisbane-based builder Dobson and Corry won House of the Year and the Sheraton Mirage resort on the Gold Coast took out Building Project of the Year for Watkins Pacific Qld Pty Ltd.

In 1990, a Master Builders Apprentice of the Year award was introduced and continues today to attract quality entries. The categories of Rising Star and Women in Building were included more recently.

Further expansion in 1993 saw the inclusion of regional presentations with the inaugural Master Builders Regional Housing & Construction Awards. The Awards were featured in a state-wide program on Sunshine Television the following year, further promoting the high standards in our industry.

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