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Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 No. 98

Table of Reprints

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
07 December 1992 09 December 1992 1992 Act No. 68
14 December 1993 10 January 1994 1993 Act No. 76
05 August 1994 24 August 1994 1994 Act No. 20
28 November 1995 20 August 1996 1995 Act No. 58
05 December 1996 09 December 1996 1996 Act No. 58
01 June 1997 20 October 1997 1996 Act No. 58
01 December 1997 09 February 1998 1997 Act No. 70
30 April 1998 01 May 1998 1998 Act No. 13
01 October 1999 06 November 1999 1999 Act No. 43
01 July 2000 07 July 2000 2000 Act No. 24
28 February 2002 01 March 2002 2000 Act No. 24
06 December 2002 2002 Act No. 51
01 January 2003 2002 Act No. 532002 Act No. 54
04 March 2003 2003 Act No. 1
05 May 2003 2003 Act No. 1
01 July 2003 2003 Act No. 12003 Act No. 30
04 July 2003 2003 Act No. 36
01 September 2003 2003 Act No. 1
01 October 2004 2004 Act No. 6
29 November 2004 2004 Act No. 53
30 September 2005 2004 Act No. 6(amd 2005 Act No. 33)
01 September 2006 1975 Act No. 11(amd 2006 Act No. 36)2006 Act No. 36
23 April 2007 2007 Act No. 20
21 December 2007 2007 Act No. 47
01 January 2009 2007 Act No. 47
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 9
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 242009 Act No. 48
18 December 2009 2009 Act No. 36
01 January 2011 2010 Act No. 54
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
01 December 2013 2013 Act No. 382013 Act No. 58
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 25

RA s 44A

27 October 2014 2014 Act No. 57
10 November 2014 2014 Act No. 56

RA s 44

15 December 2014 2014 Act No. 57
01 January 2015 2014 Act No. 57
01 July 2015 20 April 2016 2014 Act No. 57
16 December 2015 21 April 2016

prov exp 15 December 2015

24 March 2016 11 May 2016 2016 Act No. 11
28 October 2016 09 February 2017 2014 Act No. 57(amd 2016 Act No. 11)

RA s 44

01 March 2017 20 March 2017 2016 Act No. 63
03 July 2017 31 July 2017 2016 Act No. 27

RA s 35

01 November 2017 01 November 2017 2017 Act No. 29

RA ss 27, 30, 35

10 November 2017 20 December 2017 2017 Act No. 43

revised version

01 March 2018 17 May 2018 2017 Act No. 43
11 September 2018 18 September 2018 2018 Act No. 17

List of Legislation

Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 No. 98 (prev Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991)

date of assent 17 December 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 1 (other than ss 1–2), pt 2, pt 7, div 1 and s 115 commenced 1 January 1992 (see s 2 (1))

pt 7, divs 2–6 commenced 1 June 1992 (1992 SL No. 108)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1992 (1992 SL No. 108)

Amending legislation

Building Act 1975 No. 11 s 283(3)(e) (prev s 69(3)(e)) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 15 May 1975

pts 5–6 and 8 and sch commenced 1 April 1976 (proc pubd gaz 6 March 1976 p 886)

remaining provisions commenced 31 May 1975 (proc pubd gaz 31 May 1975 p 748)

Amending legislation

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 36 ss 1–2, 69 (amends 1975 No. 11 above)

date of assent 10 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provision commenced 1 September 2006 (2006 SL No. 226)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 No. 36 ss 1–2 sch 1

date of assent 02 July 1992

amdts 3–14 commenced 1 July 1992 (see s 2 sch 1)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1992 No. 68 ss 1–3 sch 1

date of assent 07 December 1992

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1993 No. 76 ss 1–3 sch 1

date of assent 14 December 1993

amdts 4–9 commenced 1 July 1992 (see s 3 sch 1)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Land Title Act 1994 No. 11 ss 1–2, 194 sch 2

date of assent 07 March 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 24 April 1994 (1994 SL No. 132)

Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act 1994 No. 20

date of assent 10 May 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 4(1), (2) (ins of def licensed builder), 7–8, 13, 19–21, 23–24, 34, 3 sch amdts 3, 15 (ins of new cl 4) commenced 5 August 1994 (1994 SL No. 286)

remaining provisions commenced 20 May 1994 (1994 SL No. 156)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1994 No. 87 ss 1–3 sch 1

date of assent 01 December 1994

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Public Service Act 1996 No. 37 ss 1–2, 147 sch 2

date of assent 22 October 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1996 (1996 SL No. 361)

Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Amendment Act 1996 No. 54 ss 1–2, 9 sch

date of assent 20 November 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 June 1997 (1997 SL No. 128)

Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act 1996 No. 58

date of assent 05 December 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 5 September 1996 (see s 2)

Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act 1997 No. 70

date of assent 01 December 1997

commenced on date of assent

Building and Integrated Planning Amendment Act 1998 No. 13 ss 1, 2(3) pt 8

date of assent 23 March 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 185, 188 commenced 30 March 1998 (1998 SL No. 55)

remaining provisions commenced 30 April 1998 (1998 SL No. 55)

Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act 1999 No. 43

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3, 4(2), 5 (other than to the extent it ins the new s 4C), 6–37, 38(1)–(3) commenced 1 October 1999 (1999 SL No. 226)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (2000 SL No. 7)

Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000 No. 9 ss 1–2, 104 sch 1

date of assent 20 April 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (2000 SL No. 156)

Queensland Building Tribunal Act 2000 No. 10 ss 1–2, 183 sch 1

date of assent 20 April 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (2000 SL No. 157)

Mental Health Act 2000 No. 16 ss 1–2, 590 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 08 June 2000

ss 1–2, 590 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 28 February 2002 (2002 SL No. 27)

GST and Related Matters Act 2000 No. 20 ss 1, 2(2), (4), 29 sch 3

date of assent 23 June 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (2), (4) and 2000 SL No. 7)

Equity and Fair Trading (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 24 pts 1, 11

date of assent 27 June 2000

commenced on date of assent

Tribunals Provisions Amendment Act 2002 No. 51 ss 1–2, 101 sch

date of assent 24 September 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 December 2002 (2002 SL No. 325)

Architects Act 2002 No. 53 ss 1, 2(2), 166 sch 1

date of assent 01 November 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2003 (see s 2 (2))

Professional Engineers Act 2002 No. 54 ss 1, 2(2), 166 sch 1

date of assent 01 November 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2003 (see s 2 (2))

Queensland Building Services Authority and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 1 pts 1–2

date of assent 04 March 2003

ss 1–3, 41 and 43 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

s 6 commenced 5 May 2003 (2003 SL No. 78)

ss 16, 23, 35 commenced 1 September 2003 (2003 SL No. 184)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 78)

Commercial and Consumer Tribunal Act 2003 No. 30 ss 1–2, 169 sch 1

date of assent 23 May 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (see s 2)

Residential Tenancies and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 36 pts 1, 4

date of assent 02 June 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 4 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 157)

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 No. 6 ss 1–2, 113 sch 1 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 20 May 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 113 commenced 1 July 2004 (2004 SL No. 91)

sch 1 amdts 1, 3 (to the extent it om def building contract), 4 (to the extent it ins def building contract), 5 commenced 30 September 2005 (2005 SL No. 238)

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2004 (see s 2)

Amending legislation

Housing and Other Acts Amendment Act 2005 No. 33 s 1, pt 3 (amends 2004 No. 6 above)

date of assent 18 August 2005

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 No. 53

date of assent 29 November 2004

commenced on date of assent

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 36 pt 1, s 101 sch

date of assent 10 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 2006 (2006 SL No. 226)

Statutory Bodies Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 20 pts 1, 6

date of assent 23 April 2007

commenced on date of assent

Queensland Building Services Authority and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 47 pts 1–2

date of assent 25 October 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 6 (to the extent it ins s 30C), 8 (to the extent it ins s 32AB), 14(2)–(4), 14(5) (to the extent it ins s 42 (8B) (c)), 15 (to the extent it ins ss 42C–42D), 16 (to the extent it ins s 43 (1) (b) (iii), (2) (b) (iii), s 43B (2) (b) (iii), (3) (b) (iii)), 31 (to the extent it ins s 56AB (b)), 33 (to the extent it ins s 57 (b)), 34 (to the extent it ins s 62 (b)), 37 (to the extent it ins s 67AV (b)), 81 (to the extent it ins sch 1 pt 8 ss 33–34), 82(2) (to the extent it ins def fire protection occupational licence), 82(2) (to the extent it ins paras (c)–(f) of def fire protection work), 82(10) commenced 1 January 2009 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2)) (2008 SL No. 346 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced 21 December 2007 (2007 SL No. 330)

Financial Accountability Act 2009 No. 9 ss 1, 2(2), 136 sch 1

date of assent 28 May 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 80)

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 12 pt 5

date of assent 26 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 252)

Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Misconduct, Breaches of Discipline and Public Sector Ethics) Amendment Act 2009 No. 25 pt 1, s 83 sch

date of assent 11 August 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 November 2009 (2009 SL No. 241)

Sustainable Planning Act 2009 No. 36 ss 1–2, 872 sch 2

date of assent 22 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 281)

State Penalties Enforcement and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 48 ss 1, 2(5), ch 4 pt 19

date of assent 19 November 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2009 immediately after the commencement of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 No. 23 ch 7 (see s 2 (5) and 2009 SL No. 251)

Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) Amendment Act 2010 No. 54 ss 1–2, 67 sch

date of assent 01 December 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2011 (2010 SL No. 359)

Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act 2013 No. 38 pts 1–2, s 14 sch 1

date of assent 29 August 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2013 (2013 SL No. 240)

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 56, s 229 sch 1

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2013 (see s 2 (1))

Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 58 ss 1–2, pt 3

date of assent 07 November 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2013 (2013 SL No. 241)

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 64 ss 1, 2(1)(f), (3), pt 14 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 27 November 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 14 never proclaimed into force and omitted (see 2016 Act No. 62 s 152)

Further Education and Training Act 2014 No. 25 ss 1–2, 223 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 102)

Professional Engineers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 56 chs 1, 3 pt 3

date of assent 27 October 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 November 2014 (2014 SL No. 254)

Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 57 pts 1–2, s 80 sch 1

date of assent 27 October 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3, 5–10, 13, 14(1), (3), 15, 17, 25, 26(2), 29, 37–41, 42(1)–(2), 43–46, 47(1)–(3), (6), 48–53, 55–58, 59 (to the extent it ins pt 11, divs 1, 2 (other than ss 57–59), 3, 6), 61(1) (to the extent it om def disciplinary proceeding), (2) (to the extent it ins defs consequential damage and direction to rectify or remedy), (3) commenced 15 December 2014 (2014 SL No. 308)

ss 4, 14(2), 16, 18–24, 26(1), 27, 28, 30–33, 42(3), 47(4), (5), 54, 59 (to the extent it ins new ss 57–59, pt 11 div 4), 60, 61(1) (other than to the extent it om defs consumer, residential construction work and speculative residential construction work), (2) (other than to the extent it ins defs appropriate insurance premium, assistance, associated insurable work, consumer, incomplete, insurable value, optional additional cover, primary insurable work, related roofed building, residence, residential construction work and speculative residential construction work) commenced 1 July 2015 (2015 SL No. 28)

ss 11–12 commenced 1 January 2015 (2014 SL No. 308)

ss 34–35 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (a))

remaining provisions commenced 28 October 2016 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2015 SL No. 139 s 2))

Amending legislation

Plumbing and Drainage and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 11 s 1, pt 4A (amends 2014 No. 57 above)

date of assent 24 March 2016

commenced on date of assent

Plumbing and Drainage and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 11 s 1, pt 4, s 36 sch 1

date of assent 24 March 2016

commenced on date of assent

Planning (Consequential) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 27

date of assent 25 May 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 2–69 comm 3 July 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Note—The Planning Act 2016 was renumbered in the first reprint—see 2016 Act No. 26 s 320A. Cross-references to the Planning Act 2016 have been updated to reflect the renumbering.

Industrial Relations Act 2016 No. 63

date of assent 09 December 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 35, pts 2–3, chs 2–18, ch 19 pts 1–7, ss 11181124, 1126–1128, 1151, 152 (to the extent it ins new s 289), ch 19 pts 9–10, schs 1–6 comm 1 March 2017 (2017 SL No. 24)

State Penalties Enforcement Amendment Act 2017 No. 13

date of assent 19 May 2017

pts 2–3, ss 11, 12, 14–16, 18–19, 20(2), 22–23 25, 26(1)–(2), 27, 29(1)–(2), 30 (to the extent it om s 42), 31–33, 35–41,43, 44(3), 49–51, 55(1), 56, 64–65, 69–70, 75, 78–79, 81(2)–(3), 82(1), 83(2), (4), 88 (to the extent it ins ss 188, 189, 190, 191, 192), 89(2) (to the extent it oms defs civil enforcement fee, default certificate, enforcement debtor, instalment payment notice, registration fee, threshold amount), (4) (to the extent it ins defs court debt payment notice, decision maker, early referral, early referral notice enforceable amount (example), enforcement debtor, enforcement fee, infringement notice default, payment plan, relevant offence, unpaid court debt), 90 sch 1 (other than amdts of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, items 3 and 4, amdts of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009, items 2 and 3) not yet proclaimed into force (automatic comm under AIA s 15DA(2) postponed to 20 May 2019 (2018 SL No. 51 s 2))

Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products—Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2017 No. 29

date of assent 31 August 2017

pts 2–4, sch 1 comm 1 November 2017 (2017 SL No. 219)

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 No. 43

date of assent 10 November 2017

ss 12, ch 9 pt 1 div 1, ch 9 pts 2–3, ss 250256, 260–265, 266(2) and (3), 267(2) and (3), 270–285, 288–297, 299–303 and 305, 307(2) (other than to the extent it inserts new definition minimum financial requirements) comm on date of assent (see s 2(1))

ch 1 (other than ss 1, 2 and 3(2)(b)–(d), ch 2, ch 6, ch 7 (other than s 201(2)(b)–(g), s 211 (other than s 211(1)(a)(ii) and (5), s 307(1) (other than to the extent it omits the definition demerit matter), sch 2 comm 1 March 2018 (see s 2 and 2018 SL No. 15)

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, s 3(2)(b)–(d), chs 3–5, 201(2)(b)–(g), ch 8 pts 1–3, s 211(1)(a)(ii) and (5), ch 9 pt 1 divs 2–3, ss 257259, 266(1), 267(1), 268, 269, 278, 281, 286, 287, 298, 303A, 304, 306, 307(1) (to the extent it omits the definition dermit matter), (2) (to the extent it inserts new definition minimum financial requirements), ch 9 pt 5, sch 1 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2(1)) AIA s 15DA does not apply to ch 9 pt 1 divs 2 or 3 (see s 2(2))

Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 No. 17

date of assent 11 September 2018

pt 9 div 1A (other than s 176F(2)), ss 192A–192K, 193A–193G, 196(3)–(6), sch 2 (amdts of Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017) comm on date of assent (see s 2(1))

ss 3–4, pt 1 div 2, pts 2–8, pt 9 div 1, s 176F(2), pt 9 div 2, div 3 (other than to the extent it ins ss 192A–192K, 193A–193G, 196(3)–(6)), div 4, sch 1, sch 2 (other than amdts of Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017) not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2(1))

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