News & Updates

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

Dodgy builder caught in North Queensland

As a result of a thorough investigation the QBCC has suspended the licence of Building Projects Aust Pty Ltd.

Read more.

Posted 25.Oct.2019

Updated Standards and Tolerances Guide now available

View the latest version of QBCC's Standards and Tolerances Guide which coincides with the update to the National Construction Code (NCC).

Posted 02.May.2019

Special Joint Taskforce to investigate fraudulent behaviour

The Queensland Government has established a Special Joint Taskforce to investigate complaints or allegations of fraudulent behaviour that relate to subcontractor non-payment in the building industry. Any individual or organisation can make a confidential submission by 5pm, Friday 17 May.

For more information, including how to make a submission, visit the Special Joint Taskforce website.

Posted 24.Apr.2019

First financial deadline fast approaching following law reforms

Large construction companies with an annual revenue of more than $30 million have until the end of March to get their financial reports to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), or risk court action.

Posted 25.Mar.2019

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