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Building and plumbing

Building and plumbing functions delivered by the Queensland Government are part of the Department of Housing and Public Works' responsibilities.

Select from the menu on the left to view information about building, decks and balconies, fire safety, plumbing and pool safety.

Closure of the Building Codes Queensland enquiry service

Building Codes Queensland is no longer able to assist with technical enquiries related to building or plumbing matters.
However, a number of industry bodies and other organisations may be able to provide assistance. For contact details, please visit the Building and plumbing industry contacts page.
Regular building and plumbing updates are available through the Building and Plumbing Newsflashes. You can subscribe to this free service by emailing

Technical qualifications for licences

The department and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) have developed a document listing the technical qualifications required for licence classes (PDF, 597KB) . For more information on these licence class requirements, please contact the QBCC on or 13 93 33.

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For planning information, visit the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.


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