About Us

Building Industry Credit Bureau

If you are a supplier or sub-contractor to the Building Industry in Australia and NOT a member of BICB…. Then you are missing out on information that could be VITAL to your business.

As a member of the Building Industry Credit Bureau you belong to a unique supplier group, whose members are suppliers to Australia’s building and construction industry. The bureau operates in Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

  • BICB is a not for profit subscriber based organisation whose origins go back to the early 1920’s.
  • BICB supplies comprehensive, up to date, factual credit information about entities that receive supply of goods & services on credit in the building & construction industry in Australia.
  • BICB members have access to this information 24/7 online via a secure database.
  • BICB also offers members opportunities to attend regular member meetings, toolbox training sessions and training seminars.
  • Subscribers provide BICB with their monthly debtors aged trial balance (showing commercial accounts only), which are then consolidated into the BICB database detailing trading histories of over 100,000 entities in Australia representing annual sales of over $24 billion.
  • Sectors that are represented by subscribers include steel, timber, brick & block, concrete & concrete products, hardware & plumbing, windows & doors, plasterboard & fixers, equipment hire, earthworks & road building, wall & floor tiles, carpet & floor coverings, electrical & white goods, sand/gravel & landscaping supplies, roofing, cabinet makers & joinery frame & trusses, insulation, air conditioning & refrigeration and other industry sectors.
  • Strict security procedures are observed in relation to the storage of, and access to, members’ data, and confidentiality requirements are strictly enforced.
  • BICB observes the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth)
  • Members pay an annual subscription fee which is based on the size of the debtors aged trial balance.

What our members are saying …

Our business has grown from a small business to a medium sized business over the last 8 and a half years and has relied heavily on the information provided by BICB in their reporting and online portal to minimise the risks associated with working for new clients. We have been able to make informed decisions before entering into partnerships with clients where we’ve saved our resources for the clients who pay on time and are less likely to bring cash flow issues and bad debt to our business

Greg Christopherson Managing Director - Raven Roofing April 3, 2017