In Queensland, individuals and companies must hold a QBCC licence to carry out:
· any building work with total value over $3,300 this includes posts and earth works.
The value of building work is the reasonable cost to a consumer of having the work carried out by a licensed contractor on the basis that materials, labour and GST are included, regardless of who supplies the materials. This can sometimes be referred to as the ‘market value’.
A trust cannot obtain a QBCC licence. The trustee of the trust must apply for the licence.
Registered architects are able to carry out building design work and perform building inspections on all types of buildings. To check if your architect is registered, visit
The for each QBCC licence class outlines the range of building work for that class. The building work you do must be covered by your licence. For some work, you may need more than one licence class.