The Queensland Building and Construction Commission are cracking down on licensing requirements for builders, contractors and subcontractors.

Under Section 48 of the Queensland Building and Constructions Commission Act 1991 the Commission may suspend or cancel a license for a variety of reasons including where a builder or contractor’s financial circumstances do not satisfy the relevant financial requirements in accordance with the Commission’s policy.

If builders or contractors receive a notice to suspend or cancel their licenses from the QBCC they must act quickly.

Strict time limits apply to challenge such notices and to apply to have any decision by the QBBC either suspending or cancelling a license reviewed by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

If you require assistance you can contact our partner Justin Mathews of our office on (07) 5574 0111 or email