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Building certifiers and contractors

Review of the QBCC's decision relating to disciplinary proceedings

QCAT is able to review disciplinary decisions made by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) against a building certifier or contractor.

The QBCC provides for an internal review of decisions made by the QBCC against a building certifier or contractor.  You may wish to appeal to the QBCC Internal Review Unit before applying to QCAT. For more information visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au.  Please note that there are time limits to apply to review a decision. 

Review of the QBCC's decision relating to licencing

QCAT is able to review the following decisions made by the QBCC against building certifiers and contractors:

  • a licensing decision
  • disciplinary action
  • certain directions about work made by the QBCC
  • statutory insurance scheme decisions.

QCAT cannot review:

  • a decision to recover an amount under section 71 of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991
  • a decision to direct rectification or completion of work and any finding by the commission in arriving at the decision if more than 28 days have passed since the direction; and the commission has either commenced disciplinary action, served a notice advising a claim under the insurance scheme has been approved, or commenced prosecution action or served an infringement notice
  • a decision about the scope of works to be undertaken under the statutory insurance scheme to rectify or complete work if more than 28 days have passed since service of the decision and the decision has not been reviewed.

How to apply

Apply for a review of the QBCC's decision.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

To ask for a review of a decision, generally you must apply within 28 days of the decision being made. There are exceptions to this rule - check your information notice about the specific time limit in your case.

Last reviewed
15 December 2014
Last updated
29 October 2015

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