Company trade contractor licence - Queensland


You require this licence if you are:

  • a building company acting as a contractor performing building work in Queensland where the value of work being performed (including labour and materials) is over $3,300.00 (including GST).
  • one of the following (regardless of the value of the work you undertake) :
  1. building design (all classes)
  2. fire protection (all classes)
  3. completed residential building inspection
  4. plumbing and/or drainage
  5. gas fitting
  6. site classifiers
  7. termite management.

Please note:

Unlicensed contractors are required to state in their advertisements for building work the value of work they are entitled to carry out without a licence.

Some examples of statements that comply with these requirements include:

  • cannot perform building work valued in excess of $3,300
  • cannot perform building work valued at more than $3,300
  • only work valued at $3,300 or less

A penalty applies for an unlicensed contractor who fails to make such a statement in an advertisement.

If an advertisement by an unlicensed person does not refer to any sort of building work, no statement is required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must provide evidence of:

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission historical extract, no older than 30 days;
  • an appropriately licensed nominated supervisor; and
  • financial requirements.

These details are included in the application kit you can obtain from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.


This licence remains in effect for 12 months from the date of issue. Renewal notices are issued annually.


Application process

Company Trade Contractor

You must submit a completed Company licence application form.

Note: Applications will not be approved until all criteria are met so please ensure all the required documentation is included with your application.

To ensure your application will be processed please include the following application forms:

  • Company licence application form
  • Proof of identity (If photo identification is not available)
  • Statutory Declaration for partnership agreement.

Please ensure the Company Nominee holds the same class of licence as the class being applied for. If the Nominee holds a restricted class of licence, please check with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission prior to completing the application form.

If the Company Nominee is applying at the same time as the Company, the Nominee must meet the requirements contained in the Individual application form.

You can obtain application kits from Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

You may need to supply any missing documents or information which requires further clarification.


You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional information

A company performing building work must employ a nominated supervisor who is licensed in the same class of work which the company wants to carry out. If the nominated supervisor is not currently licensed in the same class of work they are required to apply for a licence by completing an individual application form - not attached.

Administering agency

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Contact Centre

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Operating address: 299 Montague Road
West End
Queensland 4101
Mailing address: GPO Box 5099
Queensland 4001
Phone: 139 333
Fax: 07 3225 2999
Website: Queensland Building and Construction Commission (Opens in new window)