Licence conditions and restrictions

We may place a condition or restriction on your licence when you apply, or at another time, if we consider it’s appropriate. 

Types of conditions

There are different types of restrictions and conditions that we may place on your QBCC licence.

  • Occupational licence condition – If you have a licence in Plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting or Termite Management – Chemical, you must hold a current occupational licence

  • Financial requirements condition – You must not increase your maximum revenue by more than 10% without first providing appropriate financial information

  • Work condition or restriction – We may place a restriction on your licence which limits the type of work you can do (e.g. your licence class may be restricted to install and maintain, or restricted to a particular termite management system e.g. HomeGuard)

  • Mutual recognition conditions Where your interstate or New Zealand licence is subject to a condition or restriction, we’ll place that condition or restriction on your QBCC licence (e.g. restricted to domestic building construction work). We may place other conditions on a licence granted under mutual recognition (e.g. a condition to do a managerial course)

  • Other conditions – If appropriate, we can place other conditions on your licence (e.g. a condition to provide financial information, or a condition to complete a technical course module).

Removing restrictions or conditions

If you want to remove a restriction or condition, you can discuss your options with us. In some cases, this can be done by meeting our requirements (e.g. addressing the reason the condition was placed on your licence in the first instance). However, if your restriction or condition is because you applied for your licence under the Mutual Recognition Act, then you will need to make an application and pay the associated fees for the full class of licence you seek. The Mutual Recognition Act does not provide any avenue to have conditions that achieve a like for like licence, removed.

You should send a written request with your supporting documents for those conditions imposed as a result of QBCC taking regulatory action.

Penalties for not following restrictions/conditions

If you don’t meet the condition or restriction on your licence, we may suspend or cancel your licence, or you may be prosecuted.