New QBCC Reporting Laws and How Businesses Should Comply

In an attempt to prevent insolvencies and corporate collapses in the Queensland building and construction industry, the Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC) have implemented new reporting laws. The new regulations for Minimum Financial Requirements (MFR) commenced on the 1st of January 2019 and will coincide with the existing MFR policy introduced in October 2014. Under the new laws, if you hold a contractor grade QBCC licence you will be required to meet annual financial reporting obligations.

What Does This Mean for my Business?

The requirements will vary depending on which financial category your business falls under. Below is a list of the financial categories:

Financial CategoryMaximum RevinueNET Tangible AssetsInformation to be provided
Self-Certification Category 1 (SC1)Up to $200,000$12,000Declare revenue and NET tanglible assets in the online portal.
Self-Certification Category 2 (SC2)Up to $600,000

After 1 April 2019 it will be $800,000

Category 1$600,001 – $3,000,000$36,001 – $156,000Submit the following reports:

·         Proft & loss statement

·         Balance sheet

·         A debtors & creditors report (age listing)

·         Statement of cashflow

Category 2$3,000,001 – $12,000,000$156,001 – $480,000
Category 3$12,000,001 – $30,000,000$480,001 – $1,200,000
Category 4$30,000,001 – $60,000,000$1,200,001 – $2,400,000Signed financial statements including:

·         Profit & loss statement

·         Balance sheet

·         Debtors & creditors report (age listing)

·         Statement of cashflows

·         Notes to the financial statements

·         Written declaration

·         Description of the measurement


·         If an ASIC reporting entity

Category 5$60,000,001 – $120,000,000$2,400,001 – $4,800,000
Category 6$120,000,001 – $240,000,000$4,800,001 – $14,400,000
Category 7>$240M NTA x 16.67>$14.4M

What Do I Need to Do?

Self-Certification Category 1 (SC1) to Category 3

If you fall under Categories 1 to 3, there is no immediate action required. Your first financial information report will need to be lodged with the QBCC by 31 December 2019.  In early 2019 they will inform you of their requirements and issue guidance on the new requirements.

Category 4 to 7

Businesses who fall under categories 4 to 7 will be required to submit financial statements to QBCC for the last financial year by 31 March 2019. The financial statements will need to include all reports listed in the above table. If you are already proving your annual ASX or ASIC reports to the QBCC, then you will not be required to provide a separate report.

If you are a new licensee, the QBCC will notify you of your reporting due dates when your license is approved.

How Do I Submit my Reports?

You will be able to submit your information via your my QBCC portal here.

If you have any queries in relation to this, please contact our team today! Call us on 07 3226 1800 or send us a message through our Contact page.