Member Benefits


We provide a network of like-minded persons who come together for the purpose of supporting each other and developing the recognition of our industry in the eyes of the public.

Leaders in the industry

We provide direct links with relevant local and state government departments who are making decisions that impact on our profession.

We provide a direct link to QBCC to ensure that we are constantly represented appropriately.

Technical Support

We provide regular and relevant training opportunities for members.

We provide a central platform for suppliers to keep members up to date with new products and techniques.


We actively promote, educate and advance the profession of building design


  • The recognised peak body for Building Designers in Qld.

  • Association’s mission is to promote, support and enhance the profession of Building Design.

  • Members are encouraged to be even more professional with good CPD program.

  • You learn from colleagues to have good design and excellent documentation.

  • The logo reinforces your worth.


  • BDAQ advocates for its members and continues to ensure you have a profession.

  • BDAQ has a direct link to QBCC.

  • BDAQ talks with State Government and Councils.

  • BDAQ is represented on several Industry Reference Groups.

  • You are a member of NABD (National Assoc of Building Designers).

Your Association

  • Structured to be a member driven association – your say matters.

  • Being a member increases your say to the industry.

  • Many opportunities for you get involved.


  • Head Office is at the Brisbane Build & Design Centre (BDC).  Members can use the facility.

  • Your head office assists all branches and executives, which helps you.

  • Website has much in Member’s Section, contracts, checklists and more.

  • You are on

Networking + Collegiality

  • You are part of a branch, with others like yourself.

  • BDAQ provides excellent opportunities to meet like-minded professionals.

  • Many events to choose from: branch meetings, seminars, awards nights.

  • Opportunities to gain from rewarding volunteering.

  • Contacts to obtain employees or gain employment yourself.

  • Collaboration opportunities with other members.


  • Cheaper Indemnity Insurance with Webber.

  • Specifications.

  • QARC4Revit.

  • Australian Standards


  • Excellent Design Awards program.

  • It’s easy to enter the awards, with a streamlined online process.

  • Considerable marketing opportunities and your fees can increase.

Industry Connections

  • Many Corporate Partners. 

  • These provide financial support, keeping membership fees affordable.

  • Partners deliver excellent technical advice.

  • BDAQ has links with other associations like HIA, QMBA, Design Associations.

  • Technical talks from other building professionals.


As a BDAQ member, you get an exclusive discount on QARC4Revit subscription!
Check out the member hub for info on how to redeem this discount.                     

Building Designers' Insurance Exclusive to BDAQ Members provided by Webber Insurance

As a building industry professional, you need to ensure that your activities and advice are covered
by an insurance policy that is recognised by the QBCC or a relevant government registered body.
As BDAQ’s preferred Insurance Broker, Webber Insurance delivers tailored insurance packages and
personalised advice specifically for BDAQ members. Your policy provides you with your own policy
limits and is not shared with other members.

Professional Indemnity and Public Liability designed specifically for your business

  • BDAQ Approved Insurance Broker
  • Public Liability automatically included
  • Easy Online application
  • Other exclusive member policies available
  • 60+ years combined Insurance knowledge
  • We work for YOU
                                        or contact us on 1300 256 258 

SpecPack Multi-Use Building Design Specification Template Packages
for small, medium and large projects

Concisely written and fully customizable, building design specification templates designed

to be used either for a single project, or repeatedly for many. Detailed enough to be

exact, yet streamlined enough to be small, SpecPack templates are simple to use and are
expandable to fit the size of any project.

  • HomeSpec is an editable specification template, designed for use by home designers, builders and renovators.

  • SpeedSpec is an ideal product for a range of projects up to about $4 million, and is a great resource for the growing practice. It covers single, high level housing, multiple residential, light commercial projects. 

  • SpecPack is used for larger projects (it was used for the Olympic Games) and focusses on more quality control.  Some clients use it for small projects where quality needs to be strongly emphasized. 


15% discount on SpecPack spec bases. 

This offer can be accessed by contacting SpecPack Pty Ltd directly with your BDAQ member number.

You will receive an invoice to pay by direct debit or you can pay over the phone with credit card.

A link to the product will be emailed to you when payment is received. 


BDAQ is excited to announce the below offer via SAI Global for the next three years.
BCA + Standards (Online)
Start Date: 29 September 2019



Please note that the BCA + Standards (Online) normally retails for $2,794.00 plus GST! SAI Global will be handling all orders directly.

Get in contact with head office (via for more information!

To renew or purchase an online subscription, email the application form to by 29th September.

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Find Us

The Build & Design Centre

66 Merivale St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Association of Queensland Inc.