News & Updates

Warning about installation and maintenance of on-site sewage facilities and the failure of such systems

The QBCC issues this public warning about the installation and maintenance of on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs) due to the public health and safety impacts of failing OSSFs. 

Posted 28.Aug.2020

One year on, Plumbing Detectives investigation still getting results

Investigations by Queensland’s building watchdog have seen a person prosecuted for offences related to the company Plumbing Detectives Pty Ltd, which was the subject of an earlier Public Warning. Read more.

Posted 31.Jul.2020

Corrosion protection of joist hangers and other connectors requires close attention

Building designers and contractors should be aware that the minimum level of corrosion resistance used by manufacturers of metal framing brackets is Z275 gsm which is appropriate for internal applications only (within the building envelope) that are kept permanently dry. Read more.

Posted 21.Jul.2020

Broader alternative pathways to some mechanical service licences

There are more alternative pathways and expanded eligibility criteria in Regulation amendments under the new Mechanical Services Licensing framework.

Read more.

Posted 10.Jun.2020

Public Warning - Sale and installation of 'alternative toileting devices' – bidets etc.

The QBCC warns suppliers and the public about the sale and use of potentially non-conforming building products, namely Do It Yourself (DIY) bidets, douche sprays and similar hygiene devices, collectively known as ‘alternative toileting devices’. Read more.

Posted 09.Apr.2020

$56,000 in fines and restitution for unlawful building work

A man who pleaded guilty to 20 charges relating to unlawful building work on the Sunshine Coast has been convicted and fined more than $37,000, and ordered to pay more than $19,000 in restitution to two of his victims. Read more.

Posted 03.Apr.2020

Help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety of our customers and staff is our priority and the QBCC has put in place some preventative measures designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to everyone.

If you have recently travelled overseas, are feeling unwell, or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you contact us online or by phone instead of visiting a QBCC office. Read more.

Posted 13.Mar.2020

$30 billion in insurance for alterations and additions to Queensland properties since 2002

Queenslanders living the great Australian dream of property ownership have received insurance coverage for $30 billion worth of alterations, additions and renovations since July 2002. Read more.

Posted 04.Mar.2020

Launch of updated Consumer Building Guide (CBG)

QBCC has launched an updated version of the Consumer Building Guide (PDF), the consumer information document for homeowners about key building issues, and how best to avoid disputes and common pitfalls. Read more.

Posted 30.Jan.2020

Asbestos lurks in more places than you think

In you are renovating, maintaining or carrying out alterations on a property built before 1990, you need to be aware of the hidden dangers of asbestos. Read more.

Posted 25.Nov.2019

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