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Licence fees freeze

Usually the Licence Fees and charges increase on 1 July each year due to indexation. From 1 July 2024, licence fees will be frozen at their current level for one year to ease cost-of-living pressure for Queenslanders. 

The freeze will mean the licence fees will not increase on 1 July 2024 as they normally would.

Fees for other licences

Follow the links below if you are looking for:

Individual contractor fees

Below are the fees for builders and trade contractors.

When applying for a contractor-type licence the fees you pay are determined by your annual turnover (maximum revenue—MR). 

If you hold a current individual QBCC licence and are applying for another licence class you will pay a reduced fee.

However, if this is your first contractor-type licence or you are increasing your maximum revenue, there will be an adjustment to your licence fee. QBCC will contact you with details of the adjusted fee.

You have the option of receiving a printed certificate stating which QBCC licence you hold. The certificates costs an additional $32.91 and can be selected on the application form.

$724.04—SC1

MR up to $200,000 p.a. (Not available to builders)

$861.36—SC2

MR up to $800,000 p.a.

$1,104.15—Cat 1-2

MR up to $12 million p.a.

$1,587.19—Cat 3-7

MR over $12 million p.a.

$410.54—SC1

MR up to $200,000 p.a. (Not available to builders)

$469.16—SC2

MR up to $800,000 p.a.

$634.99—Cat 1-2

MR up to $12 million p.a.

$881.44—Cat 3-7

MR over $12 million p.a.

$313.50—SC1

1 year

$799.45—SC1

3 years

$392.20—SC2

1 year

$1,000.11—SC2

3 years

$469.16—Cat 1-2

1 year

$1,196.32—Cat 1-2

3 years

$705.75—Cat 3-7

1 year

$1,799.88—Cat 3-7

3 years

Company fees

When applying for a company (contractor) licence the fees you pay are determined by your annual turnover (maximum revenue—MR).

If you hold a current individual QBCC licence and are applying for another licence class you will pay a reduced fee.

However, if this is your first company licence or you are increasing your maximum revenue, there will be an adjustment to your licence fee. QBCC will contact you with details of the adjusted fee.

You have the option of receiving a printed certificate stating which QBCC licence you hold. The certificates costs an additional $32.91 and can be selected on the application form.

$1,312.44—SC1

MR up to $200,000 p.a. (Not available to builders)

$1,565.30—SC2

MR up to $800,000 p.a.

$2,016.17—Cat 1-2

MR up to $12 million p.a.

$2,877.64—Cat 3-7

MR over $12 million p.a.

$685.56—SC1

MR up to $200,000 p.a. (Not available to builders)

$782.65—SC2

MR up to $800,000 p.a.

$1075.95—Cat 1-2

MR up to $12 million p.a.

$1,468.26—Cat 3-7

MR over $12 million p.a.

$626.88—SC1

1 year

$1,598.37—SC1

3 years

$782.65—SC2

1 year

$1,995.72—SC2

3 years

$940.22—Cat 1-2

1 year

$2,397.51—Cat 1-2

3 years

$1,409.38—Cat 3-7

1 year

$3,594.04—Cat 3-7

3 years

Nominee or site supervisor fees

Licence fees are the same for both supervisor licences.

If you hold a current individual QBCC licence and are applying for another licence class you will pay a reduced fee.

You have the option of receiving a printed certificate stating which QBCC licence you hold. The certificates costs an additional $32.91 and can be selected on the application form.

$469.16

New applicant

$234.58

Current QBCC individual licence holder

$234.58

1 year

$598.11

3 years

Occupational fees

Below are the fees for occupational licences in the following classes:

  • fire protection
  • mechanical services.

View licence fees for occupational plumbing and drainage classes.

You have the option of receiving a printed certificate stating which QBCC licence you hold. The certificates costs an additional $32.91 and can be selected on the application form.

$267.02

New applicant

$133.51

Current QBCC individual (not occupational) licence holder

$133.51

1 year

$340.42

3 years

Licence restoration or replacement fees

Listed below are the fees to

  • restore a licence 
  • replace a lost of damaged licence card or certificate.

$133.51

The restoration fee is in addition to the licence renewal fee.

$32.91

Licence certificate

$9.33

Licence card

Last reviewed: 30 Aug 2021 Last published: 30 Jun 2023
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