Professional Engineers Act 2002 - Queensland

Service summary

  1. The main objects of the Act are:
  2. to protect the public by ensuring professional engineering services are provided by a registered professional engineer in a professional and competent way; and
  3. to maintain public confidence in the standard of services provided by registered professional engineers; and
  4. to uphold the standards of practice of registered professional engineers

The Act provides for the registration of professional engineers by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland.

It prescribes the criteria and conditions of registration and also provides for the Board to investigate, conduct disciplinary proceedings and exercise disciplinary powers where breaches of the Act occur.

The Regulation prescribes the fees for registration.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Professional Engineers Regulation 2003

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

  • Guidelines for Registration

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Definition of terms

Professional engineering service

means an engineering service that requires, or is based on, the application of engineering principles and data to a design, or to a construction or production activity, relating to engineering, and does not include an engineering service that may be provided in accordance with a prescriptive standard.


Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties

The Board may authorise an investigation on its own initiative or following a complaint of a suspected breach of the Act.

Disciplinary charges are heard by the Commercial and Consumer Tribunal. Where a charge is proven, penalties include caution or reprimand, fine or deregistration.

The Board may also institute legal proceedings in court against offences under the Act.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms

An appeal may be made to the Queensland Commercial and Administrative Tribunal against a Board decision to refuse to grant, renew, or restore registration.

Administering agency

Minister for Housing and Public Works
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland

Contact details

Minister for Housing and Public Works
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland

Operating address:
First Floor, The Mansions, 40 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 15213
City East, Queensland 4002


07 3224 6032


07 3224 6256

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