News & Updates

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

Public warning - Queenslanders warned to avoid rogue painter-renovator

QBCC has issued a Public Warning about ALI FARAJ, an unlicensed individual with an extensive history of illegal building activities in several states. Read more..

Posted 20.Mar.2019

New fee structure for QBCC plumbing & drainage occupational licences 

From 1 March 2019 individuals (not companies) who hold a QBCC plumbing or drainage related contractor, nominee supervisor and site supervisor licence are not required to pay a fee if they apply for, restore or renew a range of corresponding occupational licences under the Plumbing and Drainage Act. Read more...

Posted 07.Mar.2019

Rebuilding after a flood

The QBCC assists Queensland communities recover from natural disasters such as floods by providing technical and general advice on a wide range of rebuilding issues.

We, along with other organisations, have developed a number of fact sheets and publications to help you rebuild

Posted 04.Feb.2019

New security of payment laws commence

It’s now easier to get paid for construction work or related goods and services in Queensland. Elements of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF Act) and amendments to the QBCC Act commenced on 17 December 2018. 

Read more

Posted 21.Dec.2018

Licensing Information Statements

In 2016 the QBCC stopped issuing Licensing Information Statements. For more information about when you need a licence see Apply for a licence and When is a contractor licence required.

Read more..

Posted 10.Dec.2018


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