Rebuilding after a natural disaster
The Bushfire Rebuild Register allows consumers to search for licensed contractors who are available to help with repairs. Licensed contractors can apply to have their details included in the register.
The QBCC assists Queensland communities recover from natural disasters such as a bushfire, flood, cyclone or severe storm, by providing technical and general advice on a wide range of rebuilding issues.
The QBCC also has specially designed building contracts below for use after a natural disaster.
- Recovering after a natural disaster - FAQs (PDF)
- Asbestos Removal (PDF)
- Preparing for a natural disaster (PDF)
- Natural Disaster FAQs - Contractors (PDF)
- Insurance Claims - Queensland Legal Assistance Forum (PDF)
- Building and Construction Industry Contacts (PDF)
- Insurance information for building recovery (PDF)
- Queensland Government’s Self Recovery mobile app
The Queensland Government has a number of factsheets that will help you in the immediate aftermath of fire:
The North QLD Flood Register allows consumers to search for licensed contractors who are available to help with repairs. Licensed contractors can apply to have their details included in the register.
- Tips for rebuilding after a flood (PDF)
- A Home Owner's Guide to Rebuilding After a Flood (PDF)
- A Contractor's Guide to Rebuilding after a Flood (PDF)
- Flood cleaning checklist (PDF)
- Floods - Health and Safety Checklist (PDF)
- Guide to Assessment and Repair of Flood Damaged Timber and Timber Framed Houses (PDF)
- AWCI Plasterboard Rectification resulting from Flood Inundation (PDF)
- Flood Affected Tenancies - Tenant's Union (PDF)
- Permit requirements for rebuilding and repairing after a natural disaster (PDF)
- Cyclone Testing Station Bulletin April 2017
- Cyclone Repair Checklist (PDF)
- Is your house prepared for a cyclone? (PDF)
- It may pay to check your roof framing following Cyclone Debbie (PDF)
- Permit requirements for repairing and rebuilding after a cyclone (PDF)
- Repair of Sheet Metal Roofs in Cyclonic Areas (PDF)
- Repairing storm damaged roofs - tie-down designs for tile and sheet roofs (PDF)
- Timber Queensland - Wind tie down connections (PDF)
- Timber Queensland - Framing anchors for specific tie down to multiple top plates (PDF)
- Using plumbing and water in flood and cyclonic affected areas (PDF)
Roof repair and replacement advice videos from James Cook University's Cyclone Testing Unit
- Wind classification for houses - information for contractors, builders and designers (8.03 minutes)
- Wind classification examples - help for contractors, builders and designers (6.39 minutes)
- Replacing roofs on houses - owners version (7.08 minutes)
- Replacing roofs on houses - builders version (9.33 minutes)
- Re-roofing after storm damage - owners version (7.26 minutes)
- Re-roofing after storm damage - builders version (9.49 minutes)
Building contracts for use after a natural disaster
Natural disaster repairs contract
The QBCC natural disaster repairs contract (PDF) is designed to be used for repairs of any value to a residential premises arising from a natural disaster. This contract must NOT be used for the construction or rebuilding of an entire home.
Find a local contractor
The Find a Local Contractor facility on our website allows consumers and contractors to locate a licensee within a specific area. QBCC licensees can register themselves via a number of different methods.