Resources for project bank accounts

New laws

The Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Act 2020 received assent on 23 July 2020.

This Act will replace project bank accounts with a new trust account framework, delivering a more streamlined framework. Read about the new trust account framework.

The following information only applies to project bank accounts for certain government contracts tendered after 1 March 2018 up to 28 February 2021.

You can use the following resources on project bank accounts (PBAs) to help you decide when a PBA is needed and learn about operating a PBA.



See our series of videos outlining how PBAs operate in practice, and the roles and responsibilities of head contractors and subcontractors.

Watch videos on project bank accounts.


You can find project bank account forms on the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website.

Resolving issues

Read our troubleshooting PBAs page to find solutions to common problems.

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