Work valued $3,300 or less

Work: 

Work valued $3,300 or less

Is a licence required ?: 

Under Schedule 1AA section 2 of the QBCC Regulation, work valued at $3,300 or less is not building working requiring a contractor licence, unless one of the following apply:

  • the work is within the scope of work of a fire protection licence;
  • the work is within the scope of work of a
    • Building Design Licence (low, medium and or open)
    • Completed Building Inspection Licence,
    • Plumbing and drainage licence,
    • Drainage Licence,
    • Gasfitting licence,
    • Site classifier licence, or
    • Termite Management Chemical Licence.
  • the work is within the scope of work of another licence provided for in schedule 2 of the QBCC Regulation, and is carried out by a licensee as part of a contract for building work of which the total value is more than $3,300; or
  • the work is within the scope of work of a Hydraulic Services Design Licence and the value of the work is more than $1,100.

(See schedule 1AA, QBCC Regulation)

Notes

  • Meaning of value of work

“Value of building work” means an amount representing the reasonable cost to a consumer of having the work carried out by a licensed contractor on the basis that all building materials are to be supplied by the contractor (whether or not the work is in fact carried out by a licensed contractor on that basis).

  • Fire protection work carried out by an owner of land

An owner of land can carry out work within the scope of work of a fire protection licence up to the value of $1100 without a QBCC contractor licence.  However, the owner will still require a fire protection occupational licence to carry out the work unless they are authorised by a licence, registration or authorisation under other legislation to do the work. 

  • Value of building work carried out in stages

If building work is, or is to be, carried out in stages under a series of separate contracts, the value of the building work is the aggregate value of the building work carried out, or to be carried out, under those contracts.

Common exceptions: 

Not applicable

Licence classes: 

Not applicable

Key Legislation: 

Key legislation includes:

  • Section 42, QBCC Act;
  • Schedule 2, QBCC Act;
  • Schedule 1AA section 2, QBCC Regulation.