Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Review

As part of the Queensland Building Plan 2017 the Queensland Government has committed to strengthening the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme and promoting certainty, transparency, equity and fairness in the Scheme’s operation. 

Given a home is one of the largest investments Queenslanders will make, it is important that the Scheme is structured to provide the best possible outcomes for consumers and industry.

In 2016, the Queensland Government made amendments to expand the Scheme’s coverage, increase cover limits and include the Scheme’s terms and conditions in regulation.

The next phase of the review will be led by a subcommittee of the Ministerial Construction Council (MCC), which is the Government’s peak building and construction industry advisory body. This review is being delivered in four stages.

Stage   Outcome  Timeframe
1 Public survey to gauge current community and industry views   Completed August 2021 
2 Release of information paper based on survey results Late 2021 
3 Information sessions across Queensland to define local community concerns Late 2021
4 MCC and Government consideration of the consultation results and policy response From early 2022

The Department of Energy and Public Works will be conducting online and in person information sessions, subject to COVID-19 restrictions, later in 2021. The state-wide sessions are currently proposed for Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Roma, Toowoomba, Townsville and Sunshine Coast.

To register your interest in attending an information session or to receive further updates about the review, please visit www.qld.gov.au/HomeWarrantyScheme.

Any data gathered from the survey or consultation process will be held by the Scheme Review.

More information

Visit  www.qld.gov.au/HomeWarrantyScheme for information regarding the review and consultation activities. 

Visit the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme page for more information.