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Building Energy Efficiency Certificate - Australian Government


You may need this certificate if your business owns or leases a building that is affected by the Commercial Building Disclosure Program.

You cannot sell, lease or sublease a building which is affected unless a valid, current building energy efficiency certificate for the building is registered.

A building will be affected if the total area for sale, lease or sublease is greater than 1 000 square metres.

A building energy efficiency certificate sets out the energy efficiency rating for the building, including its lighting, and provides guidance on how energy efficiency might be improved. When you advertise the building for lease or sale you must include a valid current energy efficiency rating in the advertisement, advertising includes banners on buildings, foyers and perimeter fences.

Exemptions from requiring this certificate may also be granted.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To obtain a Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) you must:

  • engage a Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) accredited assessor to undertake the assessments you need and apply for a BEEC
  • obtain a National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) rating and a Lighting Assessment for the disclosure affected area.


Up to 12 months


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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Regulations 2010 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Commercial Building Disclosure

Contact details

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