Queensland development code - Queensland


You will need to comply with the Queensland development code (QDC), if you intend to design or construct new buildings, or undertake work in existing buildings in Queensland.

The QDC consolidates all Queensland specific building standards into a single document. The QDC prescribes mandatory standards as well as model standards that local governments mat adopt in their planning schemes and modify to suit their local circumstances. Compliance with a QDC standard may not be the only requirement and additional requirements may be imposed by; state Acts, the building code of Australia, council planning schemes and local laws.

The QDC covers Queensland matters that are outside the scope of, or have not been covered by the National Construction Code (NCC). The NCC provides a nationally uniform set of technical standards. Some of these standards are specific to Queensland. Where an inconsistency between the QDC and the NCC arises, the QDC will prevail.

If you require any further information, please contact the Commission.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

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Administering agency

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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Customer Contact Centre

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Operating address: 299 Montague Road
West End, Queensland 4101
Mailing address: GPO BOX 5099
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 93 33
Fax: 07 3225 2999
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