News & Updates

Reminder: Have you applied for your fire protection licence?

Extended time for some licensees to apply for new classes of fire protection licence for the following scope of work ends on 31 October 2021.

Posted 28.Oct.2021

Interstate tradies build on Sunshine State numbers

Tradies have flocked to the Sunshine State over the past 18 months, with the QBCC experiencing its biggest jump in licensee numbers in more than five years.

Posted 11.Oct.2021

Contractor demerit points increased 15 per cent

Contractors issued with demerit points for breaches of legislation increased in 2020/21, with Queensland’s building industry watchdog issuing demerit points to almost 600 contractors.

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Posted 31.Aug.2021

Work stops for almost 1,000 contractors for failure to provide finances

Almost 1,000 Queensland contractors have had conditions applied to their licences that prevent them from providing tenders or quotes, or doing new work until they lodge their financial information.

Posted 23.Aug.2021

Check In QLD app at our service centres for on-site visitors

From 9 July 2021 all visitors to any of QBCC Service Centres in Queensland will be required to record their visit by using the Check In QLD App.

Posted 05.Jul.2021

3-day lockdown for parts of Queensland

The State Government recently announced a 3-day lockdown for South East Queensland, Townsville City and Palm Island Aboriginal Shire from 6pm Tuesday 29 June 2021 until 6pm Friday 2 July 2021. 

Posted 29.Jun.2021

The NEW fire protection licensing framework commenced on 1 May 2021 

If you perform fire protection work, make sure you know what the changes mean for you.

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Posted 07.May.2021

The deadline to complete the combustible cladding checklist is nearly here

Are you a building owner or agent who still needs to complete the Checklist as part of your obligations under Queensland’s Safer Buildings Program before the 3 May deadline?

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Posted 27.Apr.2021

Thousands in fines for building work done with wrong licences

Building contractors have been reminded that they must only do the type of work that their licence permits, after thousands of dollars in fines were recently issued to two licensees.

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Posted 23.Mar.2021

Consultation process - On-site sewage management in Queensland

Have your say on issues affecting the on-site sewage management industry in Queensland.

The Service Trades Council’s On-site Sewage Treatment Panel (OSTP) has investigated issues relating to on-site sewage management in Queensland. The Panel has now released a consultation paper to seek industry feedback on possible recommendations to the Queensland Government.

Posted 02.Mar.2021

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