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Our policies

The Commissioner of the QBCC may make policies to give guidance about compliance with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the Act). The Commissioner’s policies will be published on this page as they are made.

Before 10 November 2017, the Queensland Building and Construction Board (the Board) made policies governing the administration of the Act. Under the Act, each policy made by the Board remains in force until the matters it provides for are prescribed by regulation.

Current policies of the Board approved by regulation

Adjudication policies

Currently, section 181 of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) provides that the Registrar may make a Code of Conduct for Adjudicators (PDF).

Section 155 of the BIF Act provides that the Registrar may make a policy about the administration of Chapters 3 and 5 of the BIF Act. Current polices made under this power include:

If your application relates to a claim under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) see:

Other relevant information

Information relevant to the application of these policies, and other information, is provided below.

Insurance policy conditions

The insurance policy conditions that apply to contracts signed since 28 October 2016 are contained in the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Regulation 2018 (PDF). Find out more about home warranty insurance.       

Compliance and enforcement strategy

The Compliance and Enforcement Strategy (PDF) sets out the Commission's approach to the compliance and enforcement of the legislative provisions it administers. The Strategy outlines how the Commission determines what enforcement action is appropriate and helps set and manage public and industry expectations.

General policies and related information

We are committed to giving the community greater access to information held by the QBCC, unless there is a good reason not to provide that information. Find out more about your right to information.