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Registration cancellation

We may cancel your QLeave registration if you haven't:

  1. recorded eligible service in Queensland for four consecutive years, and/or
  2. advised us of eligible service with an interstate scheme during this time.

We'll send you a letter or email advising that we intend to cancel your registration. You'll then have 30 days to respond and stop your registration from being cancelled by letting us know you're still working in the industry.

If we don't hear back from you by the date provided in the letter, your registration will be cancelled. Once this happens, we'll notify you in writing that your registration has been cancelled. You'll then have 120 days to lodge a reconsideration request with QLeave.

Once your membership is cancelled you will lose all your service days and won’t be able to claim your long service leave. If you return to the industry at a later date, your service days will start again from zero.

Other reasons your registration may be cancelled:

  • we’re not satisfied that you have been, or are, performing eligible building and construction work
  • your membership was refused because your application contained information that was false or misleading
  • you've changed roles and you're no longer performing eligible building and construction work.

How can I stop my registration from being cancelled?

If we contact you advising that your registration is at risk of cancellation, you can stop this from happening by asking your employer/s to add your missing service. If you can't contact the employer or they don't update your service, you can submit an employer obligation complaint to QLeave. Find out more.

If you've worked in the building and construction industry in another Australian State or Territory during the last four years, you can also stop your registration from being cancelled by emailing a copy of your interstate scheme long service leave statement to members@qleave.qld.gov.au.