Notify QLeave of new work

Under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 all building and construction work carried out in Queensland (including maintenance), where the total cost of work is $150,000 or more (excluding GST), must be notified to QLeave.

You must notify us prior to the issue of a development permit, or if no development permit is given, before the work starts.

Click here to open QLeave's Policy on notification and levy payment for building and construction work.

Who should notify and pay?

Who is liable to notify?

Notification of building and construction work should be by, or for, the person for whom the work is to be done.

Who is liable to pay?

  1. If the work is being done for the Commonwealth, the Contractor engaged by the Commonwealth is liable.
  2. If the work is being done for a Local Government, Government entity or Non-Queensland Government entity, the local government or entity is liable.
  3. If an application is made to an Assessment Manager in relation to work for a Development Permit for building work, plumbing or drainage work or operational work, the applicant is liable.
  4. In all other cases, the person for whom the work is to be done is liable for payment.

When to notify and pay

You must notify us and pay the applicable levies:

  • prior to the issue of a development permit, or
  • if no permit is given, before the work starts.

When the levies are not paid before the building and construction work starts, interest accrues daily at the rate prescribed in the Taxation Administration Act 2001 for unpaid tax interest.

How to notify and pay

The easiest way to notify and pay is by completing our online levy payment form.

A video guide to notifying and paying the levy online

Directly to QLeave

Notification and payment forms are available from QLeave and can be lodged at our office or by mail. Please contact QLeave to request a copy of the form.

Spreadsheet notification is also available. Click here for more information.