FAQs

  • All Queenslanders have the right to feel safe in all buildings where they live, work and play.

    Safer Buildings has been established to help identify buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding.

    The use of combustible cladding on buildings is a safety concern for Queenslanders. Building owners are responsible for ensuring the safety of occupants.

  • Owners of a buildings which:

    • are a class 2 – 9
    • of a type A or B construction
    • built or have had the cladding altered after 1 January 1994 but before 1 October 2018

    must register their buildings and complete the combustible cladding checklist.

    Owners who are unsure of the class or type of construction of a building should read the Classification Summary of Buildings and Structures or seek professional advice.

    Owners of houses or townhouses

    Do not need to register.

    Body corporate representatives or property managers

    An authorised agent of an owner may need to register the building and complete the combustible cladding checklist.

    Body corporates are considered to be owners of buildings that have 2 or more lots.

    Owners who live interstate or overseas

    Owners of buildings in Queensland who live interstate or overseas may be required to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist. An agent can be engaged to act on the owner’s behalf.

    Owners who haven’t received a letter

    Owners who haven’t received a letter may still be required to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist.

  • Failure to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist is an offence and may result in disciplinary action from the QBCC.

  • Safer Buildings has been established to help identify buildings in Queensland that may have potentially combustible cladding.

    The Non-Conforming Building Products Audit Taskforce, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Local Government Authorities partnered to identify buildings of concern in Queensland.

    The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is contacting owners of buildings in Queensland who may be required to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist as part of Safer Buildings.

  • Contact the QBCC on 139 333.

  • Building owners unable to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist due to certain circumstances can request an extension from QBCC or engage an agent to act on their behalf.

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    The QBCC have received information from your local council that you pay the rates for this property and may be the property owner.

    If you are not the owner of a building on this property then you are not required to register and complete the combustible cladding checklist.

    Please contact QBCC via the Customer Enquires and Feedback Form and provide your details so that QBCC can remove you from the mailout.

    The owner of a building that has 2 or more lots is taken to be the body corporate.

    If you are the owner of a property with a Community Title Scheme, you can ask your body corporate or strata manager to register and complete the checklist for your building.

    If you are unsure whether you are an owner, you should still register and complete the combustible cladding checklist or seek legal advice.

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    The Building Fire Safety Risk Assessment must be prepared and signed by a fire engineer and meet the requirements outlined under section 11 of the Guidelines. A fire engineer may be able to rely on the information provided in the previous report to complete the Building Fire Safety Risk Assessment, however this is at the discretion of the fire engineer.

  • Building owners, building industry professionals and fire engineers can find more information on how to meet their respective obligations under the Building Regulation 2006 to complete the combustible cladding checklist in the Guideline for assessing buildings with combustible cladding.

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    The Queensland Government currently has a number of online services that require a customer login, including Safer Buildings.

    For extra security, you will also need to prove your 'digital identity'. To prove your identity, an online document verification system will cross-check the personal information and reference numbers of ID documents that you provide. It is an important part of keeping your personal information safe and secure.

    If you are acting on behalf of a business, you will be unable to log in (or register) as a business and will need to log in (or register) as an individual and verify your identity.

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    No. Under the Building Regulation 2006, completion of the combustible cladding checklist means the completion of the checklist on the online system established by the Department of Housing and Public Works.

    To satisfy your obligations as a building owner, you must register on the safer buildings website and complete the combustible cladding checklist. You must also upload all relevant forms to the online system. If you are unable to register, you may wish to engage an agent to complete the checklist on your behalf. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact QBCC on 139 333 or complete a general enquiries and feedback form.

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    If you are an existing body corporate manager and already have authority to act on behalf of the body corporate, you can register and complete the checklist on behalf of the body corporate. You will need to complete Part A of the Proof of Agency Form and upload a document evidencing your authority to act on behalf of the body corporate.

Last updated
07 December 2018