Levy Payers can use QLeave's online services to:
- notify one or more building and construction works and pay the levies
- pay an invoice
- pay a pre-arranged instalment.
About the QLeave levy
QLeave administers the portable long service leave scheme for Queensland's building and construction industry. Portable long service leave is the paid leave given to workers for service to the building and construction industry rather than continuous service to one employer.
The portable long service leave scheme is funded by a levy imposed on the total cost, whether direct or indirect, of building and construction work in Queensland costing $150,000 or more (excluding GST). The levy is paid in conjunction with the Building and Construction Work Health and Safety (Queensland) levy and the Construction Skills Queensland levy.
Currently, the combined levies is 0.475% of the total cost of the building and construction work which equates to four dollars and seventy-five cents for every thousand dollars (or part thereof). Of this, $1.25 is paid directly to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and $1.00 is paid to Construction Skills Queensland to provide industry training. The remaining $2.50 is invested to provide ongoing funds for long service leave entitlements.
The applicable levies must be paid prior to the issue of a development permit for building work, plumbing and drainage work, or operational work, or, if no development permit is given, before the work starts.
For further information regarding the Construction Skills Queensland Levy and the Work Health and Safety Levy, please contact:
Construction Skills Queensland – 1800 798 488 (for information regarding the Construction Skills Queensland Levy)
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland – 1300 362 128 (for information regarding the Work Health and Safety Levy)
Click on a link from the left hand menu to find out more about notifying projects and paying the levy to QLeave. A comprehensive Guide for Levy Payers is available here.
Last modified: November 2016