Pest Control reports and advice


Pest Control reports and advice

Is a licence required ?: 

Unless an exception applies, a QBCC contractor licence of the appropriate class is required to carry out or undertake to carry out the inspection or investigation of a building , and the provision of advice or a report for the following

  • termite management systems for the building;
  • termite infestation in the building.

However, in some circumstances the work may be exempted from being building work or otherwise requiring a licence under the QBCC Act or its regulation. See next column for common exceptions.


The above work is expressly defined as building work in schedule 2 of the QBCC Act.

Common exceptions: 

Work that is not building work requiring a contractor licence

  • The total value of the work is under $3,300 (excluding work that is a zero dollar value – see definition of value) ;

Work that is building work but is exempted under the QBCC Act from requiring a contractor licence   

  • An employee of an appropriately licensed contractor;
  • A subcontractor of an appropriately licensed trade contractor;
  • A person in partnership with an appropriately licensed person;
  • A consumer who engages 1 or more licensed contractors to carry out the work if the consumer does not provide building work services for the work;
  • A licensed nominee supervisor or site supervisor if doing something authorised by their licence;
  • A person who enters into a head contract to carry out the work if both (i) the work is to be carried out by an appropriately licensed and (ii) is not residential construction work or domestic building work;

Further exemptions can be found under Schedule 1A QBCC Act and 1 of the QBCC Regulation

Licence classes: 

Licence classes

The following licence classes may undertake this work subject to the limitations of the licence class scope of work: 

  •  Termite Management (Chemical).

For detailed information regarding scopes of work see Licence classes.

Key Legislation: 

Key legislation includes:

  • Schedule 1 section 2, QBCC Regulation;
  • Schedule 2, QBCC Act.