Queensland’s building industry watchdog, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and ASIC have joined forces in an educational offensive against illegal phoenixing in the building industry, a practice which causes significant harm to industry members.
Illegal phoenix activity is the evasion of tax and other responsibilities, such as employee entitlements, through the deliberate, systematic and sometimes repeated liquidation of related corporate trading entities.
Before you apply
A completed residential building inspection licence will allow you to carry out inspections on completed residential buildings. This means that you can't inspect or certify buildings before or during construction.
Who can apply
A nominee supervisor can be an employee of a licensed contractor, or an employee, director or secretary of a licensed company, and must hold the same licence class as the licensed contractor.
We want to ensure that plumbing, drainage work continues to be performed at a high standard so we regularly conduct compliance audits and checks on notifiable work and the accompanying paperwork.
What happens during an audit?
We may request documents and may check:
Full list of reviewable decisions
Licensing and compliance decisions
- Decision to refuse a licence application
- Decision to refuse a licence renewal
- Decision to impose or vary a licence condition
- Decision to suspend a licence
- Decision to cancel a licence
- Decision that there are reasonable grounds for concern that a licensee does not satisfy the financial requirements for their licence
- Decision that a person is an excluded individual for an insolvency event or a series of insolvency events
- Application – If you have submitted your complaint online, you'll receive an automatic email response which provides your unique case number. You can refer to this if you need to contact us.
- Assessment – A QBCC Resolution Services officer will assess your submission and contact you and the contractor to discuss the complaint and obtain further information or documents if required.
If you believe a building certifier has not met their legal obligations or professional standards when performing their functions, you can submit a complaint, which must include evidence and reasons.
This process relates to complaints against building certifiers only. See defective building work for advice on complaints against builders and trade contractors.