Ensure you are insured - hire a QBCC licensed painter

Are you thinking of having painting work done to your home, garage or shed? 

We’d like to remind home and property owners that if the value of your painting work is over $3,300 (including labour, materials and GST) an insurance premium must be paid under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme.

The premium amount should be included in the price of your painting work and paid to the QBCC by your QBCC licensed contractor. 

If the insurance premium is not clearly itemised in your quote, we suggest double checking that it has been included. Remember, the cheapest quote is not always the best.

Ensure that you hire a QBCC licensed contractor for peace of mind. To obtain a QBCC licence the contractor must meet various minimum requirements, including technical qualifications and financial capacity.

Using a licensed contractor and establishing that an insurance premium has been paid means that you may be covered if the project does not go to plan. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to help you finish the work or rectify defects.

You can check that your painter holds the appropriate QBCC licence using our free online licence search. When searching for a painter, the Master Painters Australia 'Find a Painter' online search may come in handy. 

Feel free to get in touch with us if you’re not sure about your painter's licence or if you have any questions.