News & Updates

Intermittent disruption to online services on Sunday

There may be some intermittent disruption to our online services this Sunday (April 22, 2018) from 9am to 1pm, This is due to some planned maintenance on the site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Posted 19.Apr.2018

Plumbers holding restricted electrical work licences can now work heat pumps

Licence holders are now permitted to perform the similar range of electrical  work currently permitted on all other types of water heaters. 

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Posted 16.Apr.2018

Installation of safety-critical fasteners attracts attention

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has recently shared information with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) about sub-standard installation of safety-critical fasteners in concrete substrates.

Posted 20.Mar.2018

Rebuilding after a natural disaster

If your property has been affected by the flooding in North Queensland, the QBCC has a number of fact sheets and publications with information to help you. See Rebuilding after a natural disaster.

Posted 12.Mar.2018

Project bank accounts begin

Project bank accounts on some Queensland government construction projects have begun.

Posted 02.Mar.2018

Retaining walls

We give you tips about retaining wall maintenance as well as solutions for when things go wrong.

Posted 19.Jan.2018

Targeted pool compliance crackdown this summer

Real estate agents, landlords, pool safety inspectors and unfenced inflatable pools are all the focus of a compliance crackdown this summer swimming season.

Posted 10.Jan.2018

Notifiable work resources

We want to increase awareness about Notifiable Work and have developed some resources to help plumbers, home owners and real estate agents - see Notifiable work resources for more information.

Posted 03.Jan.2018

Check your deck

Decks and balconies require regular and effective maintenance to help ensure their long-term safety. The frequency of this maintenance depends on the materials, type of finish, climate and the degree of exposure to the weather - read more.

Posted 07.Dec.2017

Code of Practice for NCBP laws

To assist industry members in meeting their obligations under the amended Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, the Department of Housing and Public Works has prepared a Code of Practice on non-conforming building products.

Posted 08.Nov.2017

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