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Our policies

Section 19 of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the Act) provides that one of the functions of the Queensland Building and Construction Board (the Board) is to make and review policies governing the administration of the Act.

Under the Act, the Board has made policies about financial requirements for licensing and the terms for a policy of insurance under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme. In addition, guideline policies can be made by the Board on other matters governing the administration of the Act.

Current policies of the Board approved by regulation

Explanatory notes and other background information relevant to these policies and their application are outlined below.

Insurance Policy Conditions

A copy of the insurance policy conditions relevant to the construction of your domestic building can be obtained by contacting us.

Compliance and Enforcement Strategy

Commencing on 1 July 2017, the Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (PDF) sets out the Commission's approach on the compliance and enforcement of the legislative provisions it administers. The Strategy outlines how the Commission determines what enforcement action is appropriate and helps set and manage public and industry expectations in this regard.

Registrar Policies

Section 155 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) provides that the Registrar may make a policy about the administration of Chapters 3 and 5 of the BIF Act. In addition to this, section 181 of the BIF Act provides that the Registrar may make a Code of Conduct for adjudicators. The Registrar’s policies and code of conduct were approved by regulation on 9 November 2018.

Part 3 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Regulation 2018 (BIF Regulation) approved the Adjudicator Referral Policy and Code of Conduct for Adjudicators.  

The ‘Continuing professional development for adjudicators policy’ commences on 1 April 2019.

Other QBCC Policies

Requests for internal working documents held by QBCC will be processed in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009. Application fee and charges may apply.