Licence conditions and restrictions

We may place a condition or restriction on your licence when you apply, or at another time, if we consider it’s appropriate. 

Types of conditions

There are different types of restrictions and conditions that we may place on your QBCC licence.

  • Occupational licence condition – If you have a licence in Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting or Termite Management – Chemical, you must hold a current occupational licence

  • Financial requirements condition – You must not increase your maximum revenue by more than 10% without first providing appropriate financial information

  • Work condition or restriction – We may place a restriction on your licence which limits the type of work you can do (e.g. your licence class may be restricted to install and maintain, or restricted to a particular termite management system e.g. HomeGuard)

  • Mutual recognition conditions Where your interstate or New Zealand licence is subject to a condition or restriction, we’ll place that condition or restriction on your QBCC licence (e.g. restricted to domestic building construction work). We may place other conditions on a licence granted under mutual recognition (e.g. a condition to do a managerial course)

  • Other conditions – If appropriate, we can place other conditions on your licence (e.g. a condition to provide financial information, or a condition to complete a technical course module).

Removing restrictions or conditions

If you want to remove a restriction or condition, you can discuss your options with us. In some cases, this can be done by meeting our requirements (e.g. if you have a builder licence class restricted to domestic building construction work, you could provide copies of additional appropriate technical qualifications, experience and references).

You should send a written request with your supporting documents.

Penalties for not following restrictions/conditions

If you don’t meet the condition or restriction on your licence, we may suspend or cancel your licence, or you may be prosecuted.