When you begin searching for a new home, paperwork and inspections may not be first on your to-do list. However, they are vitally important because a house that looks good may still hide problems.
Organising inspections and carrying out searches before you buy will reveal a house’s history and any defects, which could save you money in the long term.
If you believe a contractor is breaking the law, look through the list below to identify whether it is an offence that we investigate:
Disclosure Log (Information Released)
The disclosure log provides details of non-personal information released under the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) that is considered to be of significant interest to the wider public.
Applications that meet the criteria for disclosure will be progressively published on our disclosure log. Should you have any questions please contact:
The RTI Manager
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
GPO Box 5099
Brisbane Qld 4001
Your builder may be unable to complete your job for one of the following reasons:
Structural and non-structural defects
Defects usually fall into 1 of 2 categories:
Our current location will close its doors at midday on Friday, 12 August with our new office 200 Hume Street, Toowoomba open for business on Monday, 15 August at 8am.
Our new office will have more parking and improved facilities. It will make it easier for Toowoomba residents to access all our services including licensing, early dispute resolution and the home warranty insurance scheme. This will help us to continue providing peace of mind to everyone working in and with the building industry.
If you’re thinking about doing some building work on your own property and you want to do it yourself, you may need an owner builder permit.
We issue a permit for work over $11,000, which allows you to personally perform the building work and take on the role of head contractor on a building project. You’ll be responsible for engaging and co-ordinating your contractors, as well as the scheduling of work.
Please note - you can't personally carry out work where you need an occupational licence, or for fire protection work over $1,100.
Please note the QBCC office is closed for the Christmas and New Year break from Tuesday, 24 December 2019, at 12pm, until Thursday, 2 January 2020, at 8am.
Lodging your financial information
Lodgement of annual financial reporting requirements can still be made online through myQBCC and a secure, physical letterbox at each regional service centre.
The Brisbane front counter and contact centre will remain open on 27, 30 and 31 December 2019.
What is available on our lists
We have information that is freely available to the public and some of it you can easily search yourself. In some cases we’ll charge you a small fee to provide the details you’re after.
Licensees’ details (including certifiers) are available on our Online Licence Search. You can find out contact details, licence class status, and whether they have a disciplinary record.