Apply for a licence

Apply for a company licence

Before you apply

If your company enters into a contract to do building work under a company name (e.g. signs a contract under a Pty Ltd), it must have a QBCC licence as it can't use the licence number of an employee or licensed director.

We are unable to issue a licence to a trust, but a company or a person acting as trustee for a trust could apply for a QBCC licence.

How to apply

Fill out the Company Licence Application Form (PDF) providing:

What are the fees?

The fee is determined by your revenue and there are different financial categories:

  • Supervisor – financial information is not required
  • SC1 – $200,000 Declaration or Estimated Maximum Revenue declaration (Maximum Revenue up to $200,000) (this option is available to trade contractors only)
  • SC2 – $800,000 Declaration or Estimated Maximum Revenue declaration (Maximum Revenue up to $800,000)
  • Category 1–7 - MFR Report

Check the current licence application fees.

Re-applying for a licence

If you've previously held a licence and you want to re-apply, find out about your options - Renew, update or surrender your licence

How to lodge your application

Lodge your completed application form with the supporting documents and application fee:

  • by post, to GPO Box 5099, Brisbane QLD 4001 (please provide copies of original documents unless we request otherwise)
  • in person at your nearest QBCC office.

How long will it take to be processed?

We will take approximately 6–8 weeks to process your application. This includes checks to confirm whether the director(s) or any person(s) in a position of control is a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

After you've applied

If your licence is approved you'll receive a letter with your licence number and scope of work for the licence class.


  • Can the company start work before the licence is approved?

    • No. Doing building work or providing quotes or tenders before you get your licence is unlicensed contracting.