Queensland Building Services Authority Act
The Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991 (Building Services Authority Act) regulates the building industry in relation to:
- Ensuring the maintenance of proper standards
- Achieving a reasonable balance between the interests of building contractors and consumers
- Providing remedies for defective building work
- Providing support, education and advice for consumers and those people undertaking building work.
Under the Building Services Authority Act, any contractors performing building work over the value of $3,300 must hold a Building Services Authority (BSA) licence.
It is important to understand and comply with the legislation, as failure to do so will result in not only monetary fines, but the accumulation of demerit points. If a contractor accumulates more than 30 demerit points over a three year period, they will lose their contracting licence and not be eligible for reinstatement of the licence for another three years.
Approved forms for the Building Services Authority Act
Approved forms and templates have been created by the BSA for use with respect to licence renewal, insurance notification and other processes under the Queensland Building Services Authority Act.
Visit the BSA website to find out how to access copies of the approved BSA forms.
Download regulations currently in force related to the Queensland Building Services Authority Act:
Building Services Authority
Established under the Building Services Authority Act, the Building Services Authority (BSA) is the statutory authority charged with the regulation of Queensland’s building industry. The BSA is a quasi-government body consisting of the Queensland Building Services Board and the General Manager and the organisational unit under the control of the General Manager.
The BSA's primary responsibilities centre on:
- Licensing for trade and building contractors
- Maintaining a dispute resolution process between consumers and/or trade and building contractors
- Administering the Statutory Insurance Scheme, where all contractors who perform insurable work over $3,300 (including GST) must take out BSA insurance when working directly for consumers.
Visit the BSA website for more information.
Additional acts administered by the BSA
- Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004
- Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000
- Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974.