The rate of the levy is 0.2% of the total value of construction (inclusive of GST) or $200 in every $100,000 worth of project value.
Amendments to Regulations – WA Resources sector
Amendments to Regulation 3 associated with the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Act 1990 (the Act) came into force on 1 October 2018.
Since 1995 and prior to the amendments, engineering construction works in WA’s resources sector were excluded from the BCITF Levy.
All construction works commenced in the WA resources sector on or after 1 October 2018 are subject to the BCITF Levy, unless specifically excluded by terms outlined in the amended Regulations.
Project owners in the WA resources sector can register with the CTF to enable payment of the BCITF Levy via a secure online portal.
Please call 9244 0100 for further information.
Payment of the Levy
A project owner is required to pay the BCITF levy prior to commencement of construction work. For further information please refer to the Levy & Funding Support Guidelines.
In most cases, the levy is paid to a Local Government Authority (LGA) when an application is made for a building permit. The LGA will provide applicants with a levy form for completion and will issue a receipt confirming payment has been made.
In situations where a building permit is not required, a project owner must pay the levy directly to the CTF prior to commencement of any building work. Payments can be made through the online portal.
Payment of the BCITF Levy by Instalments
Recent amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Act, 1990 provide for a project owner to pay the BCITF Levy by instalments when the estimated value of construction is $500m or greater.
Information and application details are available here.
The BCITF Levy can be refunded if a construction project is cancelled. The CTF will require evidence of this.
Project owners seeking a refund for a cancelled project should contact the CTF or download a refund application form.
Levy and Funding Guidelines
Guidelines to the BCITF Levy, funding support and eligibility can be found by clicking the Levy & Funding Support Guidelines in the Payment of the Levy paragraph above. Please note eligibility is only determined upon receipt of a claim.