Eligibility Queries

What is an Eligibility Query?

An Eligibility Query is a query that is submitted to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) when a project team wishes to clarify whether a project meets any of the four Green Star Eligibility Criteria.

Who should submit an Eligibility Query?

Anyone can submit an Eligibility Query, and Eligibility Queries can be submitted for both registered and un-registered projects. Ideally the person submitting the Eligibility Query will have a thorough knowledge of the project. Eligibility queries can be submitted through the Project Manager Portal.

Before submitting:

  • Read the Green Star Eligibility Criteria
  • Familiarise yourself with the BCA Class requirements for the relevant rating tool
  • Identify whether any of the buildings have shared services

What information should I include?

  • Relevant documentation i.e. marked up drawings, plans, supporting documents
  • Specific details of which aspect of the Green Star Eligibility criteria your query relates to

What should I expect?

Eligibility Queries will either be:

  • Approved
  • Approved Conditionally 
  • Denied


Eligibility Queries are free of charge.


  • Upload drawings, plans and relevant documents
  • Write a query that is clear and concise

Submit an Eligibility Query