Onsite building requirements

Site signage and advertising requirements

Make sure that you include your name, or if you have a company, the company’s name, and your QBCC licence number in your advertisements and on your site sign, to comply with the law.

Displaying your licence details confirms to your customers that you have the right qualifications to do your work. 

What do we mean when we say ‘advertising’?

An advertisement includes (but is not limited to):

  • websites
  • social media pages (e.g. company Facebook pages)
  • newspaper ads
  • brochures and flyers
  • ads on the side of vehicles
  • business cards
  • radio and television advertising
  • on hold advertising (when waiting to speak to someone on the phone)
  • posters
  • Yellow Pages ads.

About ads on TV and radio

Written details must be clear and easy to see, and any spoken information about your licence details must be as clearly audible as any other spoken material contained in the advertisement.


Who is responsible for the site sign?

The principal contractor is responsible for making sure the sign complies with the law.

If you are a subcontractor you don’t have to display a sign, however you must include your licence details if you want to advertise your business.

What do I need on my sign?

Your name as it appears on your licence (under the QBCC Act) and the number. 

Sign requirements

It must:

  • be made of weatherproof materials
  • be bigger than half a square metre
  • have 50mm high print or larger
  • be clearly visible from the street.  

Site signage and advertising complaints

We investigate complaints about site signs or advertisements that don’t meet the QBCC Act requirements.

We regularly check newspapers, brochures, flyers, and websites to ensure advertisements comply with the guidelines.