Compliance & investigations

Compliance is the only language that matters

QBCC office

A Brisbane plastering company was recently convicted and fined $40,000 for hiring a number of unlicensed workers to perform plastering work valued over $2.5 million.

In Queensland, plastering work is defined as building work that requires a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence.

QBCC compliance officers attended the Brisbane building site, interviewed the site manager and obtained evidence showing a contractual arrangement between the builder and the offender.

It’s time to update your advertising materials

Contractor referring to his notes

As a licensed contractor, it is important to ensure that your advertising materials are up to date.

All your advertising materials must include your QBCC licence number. Advertising can include anything from newspaper advertisements to Facebook pages and vehicle signage.

And if you are still referencing the ‘QBSA’ or ‘BSA’, it is time to update your wording so that it refers to the ‘QBCC’.    

Remember, some new home owners may not have heard of the BSA, so it is in your best interests that they know at a glance and be reassured that you are licensed with us.

Let’s work together to stop unlicensed contracting

Builder working on site.

At the QBCC, we are determined to go after unlicensed rogues who do the wrong thing by the construction industry and their customers.

In order to do this, we need your help.

We rely on the public – that includes licensees, home owners, neighbours and everyone in between – to provide us with information and, most importantly, evidence of unlicensed building work.