Contracts and payments

Contracts

If you're doing domestic building work over $3,300, you'll need a contract.

You should carefully check the contract details and seek legal advice before signing, to ensure you are aware of your rights and obligations. 

Commercial work

The QBCC contracts are for domestic work only. They shouldn’t be used for commercial work, which includes for example, construction work carried out for a body corporate common property.

Warning

As a consequence of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) ("the Act") which comes into effect as of 1 July, 2018, QBCC has amended its domestic building contracts to better address a party's right to terminate the contract for reasons related to the insolvency of the other party to the contract. QBCC will not be providing commercial contracts and these have been removed from the website.  

As the Act applies to all contracts entered after 1 July, 2018 QBCC is concerned to ensure any person entering a contract after that date uses the updated version of the Contract or a different contract to avoid certain existing clauses being deemed to be unenforceable by the Act. If you currently have a copy of the current version of the above QBCC contracts and will not enter the relevant contract prior to 1 July, 2018, please discard the current contract and obtain an updated version.  

Consumers are reminded that the termination of any contract is a significant step which should not be taken without prior legal advice from an experienced lawyer