will need to register with QLeave if you employ eligible workers in the
building and construction industry in Queensland.
Portable long service leave allows an eligible worker who works in the building and construction industry, to count service in the industry towards gaining a long service leave entitlement, regardless of the number of employers for whom the work was carried out.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Building and construction industry
1. The building and construction industry is the industry of constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing any of the following:
spa pools and swimming pools
roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of anything
breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers or wharves
works for solid waste disposal
works for subdividing or developing land
works for the improvement or alteration of a harbour, river or watercourse for navigation purpose
works for the storage or supply of water or for flood mitigation
works for the irrigation of land
works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or of the effluent from any premises
works for extracting, refining, processing or treating materials or for producing or extracting products and by products from materials
works for conveying products, by products or materials
works for the drainage of land
works for the storage of liquids, other than water, or gases
works for the generation, supply or transmission of electric power
works for telecommunication or transmission of radio or television
bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels
chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders or silos
navigational lights, beacons or markers
pile driving works
sporting or recreational facilities
earthworks, other than for farming
fences other than fences on farms
structures, fixtures or other works not included above, but not including earthworks for farming or fences on farms.
The building and construction industry also includes land clearing and site preparation, other than for farming.
The building and construction industry also includes the industry of, whether on or off site
constructing a thing, other than ordinary stock for sale, in accordance with working drawings; or
deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing a thing other than ordinary stock for sale, constructed in accordance with working drawings.
The building and construction industry does not include the industry of performing maintenance or repairs of a minor nature to anything mentioned in subsection 1 or 3 for a person not substantially engaged in activity mentioned in subsection 1, 2 or 3.
A person who, by oral or written contract, engages an eligible worker to perform building or construction work.
This registration cannot be transferred.
This registration remains in effect until cancelled by applicant.
No fees are payable for this registration. The
Scheme is funded by a levy on building and construction work performed in
Queensland, where the total cost of work is $150,000 (excluding GST) or more.
can complete your employer registration online at www.qleave.qld.gov.au or download the
registration form from the site.
The Portable Long Service Leave Scheme provides an equitable and efficient system of portability of long service leave for workers in the building and construction industry.
Penalties apply if an employer of an eligible worker in the building and construction industry does not submit this registration form.
Books and records must be kept and a Worker Service Return (certificate of service) form must be completed for each eligible worker at the end of each financial year or at time of termination of the contract for service, whichever occurs first. Registered employers may complete their Worker Service Return online by visiting the QLeave website.
Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Queensland)
Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Regulation 2013 (Queensland)
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