Selecting a contractor

Finding a licensed contractor

When you’re getting building work done it’s important to use a licensed contractor, as they have the relevant qualifications and experience to complete your job. You have a few options. 

Referrals

One of the most effective ways to find a contractor is to get referrals from family or friends. You’ll get insight into the quality of the builder’s work, and the standard of their customer service.

Internet

If you don’t know anyone who has recently built, you can go online and search for contractors in your local area.

You can also search online for contractors who have registered with us at Find a Local Contractor.

Another way is to take note of any building work going on in your neighbourhood. There will always be a sign on display, which should contain all the builder’s contact details.

Advertisements

If you’re looking through the ads in your local newspaper, a tip to make sure you get the right person for your job is to look at their specialty. A contractor who is doing only one type of construction work is likely to have more experience and knowledge in that area.

Other options

You can also contact industry associations, like the QMBA or HIA, as well as building material suppliers and hardware stores.

Checking a QBCC licence

To find out more about a licensee you can use our Online Licence Search. We give you information about the type of work they do, as well as their history (any disciplinary action).

You can also call us on 139 333 with the contractor's name, business address and licence number.