The previous professional indemnity exemption timeframe has now been extended. Until 30 June 2022, private certifiers do not require professional indemnity insurance coverage for performing private certifying functions directly related to external cladding, or the use of external cladding, that does not comply with any of the following:
- an Act or other law of the Commonwealth or a State;
- an Australian Standard;
- the BCA.
External cladding in this context is cladding or a cladding system:
If an accountant has been excluded under the QBCC Act and given an exclusion notice by the QBCC, they cannot prepare MFR reports.
An accountant can be excluded by the QBCC if within the previous 3 years, the accountant has:
If you’ve received a fine, make sure you pay on time, or decide on one of the alternative options if you don’t agree. This will help you avoid further penalties which could affect your licence status.
Pay your fine
Send the full payment within 28 days after the date of issue of the Infringement Notice.
What if you can’t pay by the due date?
You can make part payments, but only if your fine is more than $200.
If you’re the owner of a home or about to buy a new home, you can check to see if it has cover under the Queensland Home Warranty Scheme. This cover lasts for 6 years and 6 months from when the premium is paid, though it can be extended if the construction was over 6 months. It may help you with any defects that develop after you move in.
While your solicitor will generally organise all the relevant searches on the property when you're buying a home, you can also directly access the service.
About this policy
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission manages personal information in line with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (PDF).
Certifier legislative obligations in regard to providing documentation to Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) & Compliance with Planning Scheme Provisions
In March 2016, the QBCC issued a reminder to building certifiers, through a number of communication strategies, of their mandatory obligation to provide prescribed documentation to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).
- The new Pool Safety Register and Pool Safety Inspector Search is now live on myQBCC.