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Apply for a site supervisor licence

A site supervisor licence allows an employee or officer of a licensed contractor to supervise building work under the contractor’s licence. Site supervisor licences are not available for fire protection, occupational, design, or project management services licence classes.

How to apply

Fill out the Site Supervisor licence application form (PDF) and include a copy of the relevant technical qualification and the application fee. You don’t need to supply financial information, experience, or complete a managerial course.

What are the fees?

Check the current licence application fees.

Re-applying for a licence

If you've previously held a licence and you want to re-apply, find out about your options - Renew, update or surrender your licence

How to lodge your application

Lodge your completed application form with the supporting documents and correct application fee:

  • by post, to GPO Box 5099, Brisbane QLD 4001 (please provide copies of original documents only, unless we request otherwise)
  • in person at your nearest QBCC office.

How long will it take to be processed?

We will take approximately 6-8 weeks to process your application. This includes checks to confirm you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

After you've applied

If your licence is approved, you'll receive a letter with your licence number and scope of work you are permitted to do.


  • Can I start work before my licence is granted?

    • No. Doing building work or providing quotes or tenders before you get your licence is unlicensed contracting.
  • What if I hold a licence in another state?