News & Updates

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

No freestyling when it comes to pool safety

The QBCC has launched a safety campaign to educate property owners, pool safety inspectors, property managers, landlords and tenants about their pool safety responsibilities. Read more.

Posted 17.Nov.2020

Who’s there? Don’t take another knock after the storms

Home owners have been urged to only use appropriately licensed tradespeople to repair any damage done by the recent storms that have struck Queensland. Read more.

Posted 04.Nov.2020

Warning about unlicensed fencing work in the Wide-Bay Burnett Region

The QBCC is urging consumers, contractors and suppliers to be cautious in their dealings with unlicensed tradesperson Matthew Geoffrey Rixon and his fencing businesses. Read more.

Posted 04.Nov.2020

Warning about unlicensed persons advertising for regulated plumbing work

Persons that undertake regulated plumbing work of any value are required to hold a QBCC licence. Regulated plumbing work includes work such as installing taps and toilets, installing and replacing hot water systems and bathroom renovations. Read more.


Posted 07.Oct.2020

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


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