Exemptions from the insurance requirements under the HBCF are currently provided for the following types of work:

  • the works under the current HBCF insurance threshold i.e. under $20,000;
  • the works for new multi-storey buildings (clause 56 of the Home Building Regulation);
  • the works in relation to retirement villages (clause 57);
  • built-in furniture and other work (clause 58);
  • the community care work funded the state or Commonwealth (clause 59);
  • the works funded through Teacher Housing Authority of NSW (clause 60);
  • where projects have not commenced at the time the contract for sale is entered into (clause 61);
  • Crown exemption (including any statutory body representing the Crown) in respect of a project for the construction of community housing or public housing that is or was the subject of a contract with a body corporate that has become an externally-administered body corporate. (clause 63);
  • Bonnyrigg Living Communities Project (clause 64);
  • supply of kit homes (clause 65);
  • the works are automatically exempt from the HBCF insurance requirement by virtue of section 103E of the Home Building Act 1989
  • an exemption for the project has been approved in writing under section 97 of the Home Building Act 1989 prior to the commencement of the works.