The Disciplinary Register (Register) records disciplinary action taken against registered building practitioners in Victoria.
Registered building practitioners may have had a disciplinary sanction imposed against them under one of two different disciplinary processes:
- a show cause notice given by the VBA on or after 1 September 2016 (show cause process)
- a notice of inquiry given commenced by the former Building Practitioners Board (BPB) before 1 September 2016 (Inquiry Process).
Entries remain on the register for five years after they are imposed or cease to have effect, whichever is the later.
The Register lists:
- contravening the Building Act 1993, the Regulations and/or the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995; or
- another ground for disciplinary action (e.g. unprofessional conduct, non-compliance with a dispute resolution order, a VCAT order, a security of payment obligation, etc);
- no longer being fit to practice as a registered building practitioner
the names and registration numbers of registered building practitioners who have been dealt with for:
the disciplinary outcome (for example, monetary penalties, reprimands or periods of suspension of their registration under the Building Act) imposed against those registered building practitioners
where relevant, the suburb or town where the conduct occurred.
Where a practitioner has been the subject of more than one disciplinary proceeding, each will have a separate entry on the Register.
The information in the Register is only made available to the public after the relevant periods for internal review have expired. Where disciplinary sanctions imposed by the VBA against registered building practitioners are under appeal at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), this will be noted on the Register.
The Register does not include:
- information about current enquiries or investigations
- any other complaints made against the practitioner, such as cases involving disputes at VCAT or those reported to Consumer Affairs Victoria.