Service Trades Council (STC)

The Service Trades Council is established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 to provide a voice for the service trades, and to protect the public's health and safety as well as the environment.


The STC held its first meeting on 4 August 2016. The STC was re-appointed in July 2020, and currently meets on a bi-monthly basis.

The STC forms part of the QBCC, and is supported by the QBCC’s Assistant Commissioner—Service Trades and Regulatory. The STC may provide advice and recommendations to the QBCC Commissioner and the Minister for Housing and Public Works about issues affecting the service trades industry.

The STC also establishes and monitors the performance of two panels, the Service Trades Licensing Advisory Panel and the On-site Sewage Treatment Panel.

See our Service Trades Council section for more details.