The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) performs an important role as a referral agency to provide advice on building work assessable against the
Building Act 1975*.
Under the terms of the
Planning Act 2016 and associated legislation, referral to the QFES for advice is required for any application for building work that involves a fire safety system and:
The QFES is committed to providing stakeholders with a quality value-adding advisory service. By working together, we can create a safer built environment.
As part of our commitment to continuous improvement in the Building Assessment process, the QFES has launched
QFES e-lodgement – a state-wide web-based portal for the electronic lodgement and processing of applications for Referral Agency Advice under the Planning Act 2016.
New users can get started with QFES e-lodgement by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page. Returning users can also log in to continue lodging and managing their applications.
Want to know more about QFES e-lodgement? You can view our Frequently Asked Questions or download the User Guidelines for QFES e-lodgement.
Scope Reduction Initiative
From 1 January 2015 the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has implemented a number of initiatives as part of our commitment to red tape reduction for the building industry in Queensland. These initiatives are aimed at careful lessening of the requirement for Referral Agency lodgement where appropriate, which will deliver associated cost savings.
Further information is available at
Scope Reduction Initiative.
Referral Agency Advice Forms
While QFES e-lodgement is the preferred method for lodging applications for Referral Agency Advice, should over the counter submission be required, please use the
Want to know more about the types of meetings and inspections the QFES conducts?
Referral Agency Advice Guidelines
QFES has a number of
guidelines that will assist you in the Referral Agency Advice process.