Home maintenance

Rebuilding after a natural disaster

Helping Rebuild

If you are available to work in bushfire-affected areas, including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Scenic Rim, you can apply to be listed on the Bushfire Rebuild Register by clicking the link:

Bushfire Rebuild 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.

QBCC, together with other organisations, has developed a number of fact sheets and publications below.

The QBCC also has specially designed building contracts below for use after a natural disaster. 



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.


Roof repair and replacement advice videos from James Cook University's Cyclone Testing Unit

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.

Demolition contract

This contract is designed for the demolition of a residential premises. While it may be used for any home demolition, it should be particularly useful for work involving flood and cyclone damage. 

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.
To find contractors not regulated by QBCC such as electricians, asbestos removalists or demolishers, contact the specific regulatory bodies such as Electrical Safety Office for electricians and Workplace Health & Safety for asbestos and demolition

Related sites


Severe weather

Emergency preparation

Financial assistance