BCCM services and forms
The Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (BCCM) provides a range of information and services to those who live, invest or work in community titles schemes in Queensland.
We are committed to giving body corporate members, their committees, and industry groups, information and tools to help them better understand body corporate legislation, and to avoid and resolve disputes.
On this page, we explain our:
- information services
- dispute resolution services
- limited Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 services.
Our Information and Community Education Unit
We provide information to the community about body corporate legislation. We can help you to understand your rights and obligations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCM Act).
Unless you have a current dispute resolution application lodged with us, your query will be referred to the information service.
You can ask the information and community education unit a question online. Please do not email the information and community education unit.
- information online
- responses to telephone and online enquiries for general information
- forms for bodies corporate to use
- a search facility to access adjudicator's orders that affect particular schemes
- a regular e-newsletter called Common Ground
- an online training course
- a quick reference guide to community living
Where we can’t help you
We cannot provide legal advice, directions or rulings. Nor can we help you with other laws.
We can’t give you information about:
- your own body corporate
- workplace health and safety
- fire safety
- tax laws (e.g. GST requirements)
- building codes
- property industry regulation (real estate licensing)
- fraud, defamation, and so on (you may need to get legal advice or do your own legal research about these matters)
- The Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 (BUGTA), except very limited BUGTA services .
Our dispute resolution services
You should read the practice directions issued by the Commissioner before starting dispute resolution, as they explain different aspects of the process.
See communication and document management (practice direction 3) for more instructions on contacting the dispute resolution service about new or existing dispute applications.
We produce a range of forms for bodies corporate and individuals to use.
By-law contravention forms
We provide forms to help enforce body corporate by-laws. These forms can be used by:
- bodies corporate
Dispute resolution application forms
We also have a form you can use to apply to have your application or inspection of submission fees waived, if you can’t afford to pay the fee.
Recordkeeping and bank account forms
We provide forms to assist with records management, which can help:
- bodies corporate
To aid in planning meetings, we provide forms to:
- notify individuals of an upcoming general meeting
- appoint a proxy for a committee meeting or general meeting
- accompany the voting paper when voting to
If you need to, you can check effective dates and version numbers of our forms.
Our BUGTA services
While we can’t give you information about the Building Units and Group Titles Act (BUGTA), referees in our office can determine disputes under BUGTA.
We produce some forms relating to BUGTA for you to use, which include a referee application form, notifications of changes or special rights, and others.