Certification fees

Your Green Star rating

A certification fee applies to projects pursuing a Green Star certified rating and covers the standard Green Star certification process.

The certification fee schedule varies depending on the type of project and GBCA membership status. To receive the member rate, the applicant company must be a financial member of the GBCA. 

To become a GBCA member you need to register your organisation.

  

Fees are based on the rating tool, as outlined below:

  • For communities, precincts, and neighbourhoods (Green Star – Communities)
  • For new buildings, and major refurbishments (Green Star – Design & As Built)
  • For fitouts (Green Star – Interiors)
  • For building operations (Green Star – Performance)

Green Star – Communities
certification fee

For communities, precincts, and neighbourhoods 

The certification fee for Green Star – Communities is based on the project applicant's GBCA membership status. 

Project type

Discounted fee – 

GBCA members (excl. GST)

Full fee –
non-GBCA members (excl. GST)

Single project certification$45,000$50,000
Local government single project
certification
$35,000$40,000
Multiple projectsContact Green Star teamContact Green Star team
Contact Green Star team to discuss

Green Star – Design & As Built certification fees

For new buildings or major refurbishments

The certification fee for Green Star – Design & As Built is based on the project’s contract value, and GBCA membership status.

Contract value

($ million)

Discounted fee –
GBCA members (excl. GST)
Full fee – non-GBCA members

(excl. GST)

$0 - $3m$12,500$17,500
$3 - $10m$15,000$20,000
$10 - $30m$18,500$23,500
$30 - $60m$22,000$27,000
$60 - $90m$26,000$31,000
$90 - $150m$30,000$35,000
$150m+$35,000$40,000
Contact Green Star team to discuss

Green Star – Interiors
certification fees

For new fitouts

The certification fee for Green Star – Interiors is based on the project’s contract value, and GBCA membership status.

Contract value

($ million)

Discounted fee - GBCA
members  (excl. GST)

Full fee - non-GBCA members

(excl. GST)

$0 - $3m$12,500$17,500
$3 - $10m$15,000$20,000
$10 - $30m$18,500$23,500
$30 - $60m$22,000 $27,000
$60 - $90m$26,000 $31,000
$90 - $150m$30,000$35,000
$150m+$35,000 $40,000
Contact Green Star team to discuss

Green Star – Performance
certification fees

For building operations 

The certification fee for Green Star – Performance is based on the project’s Gross Floor Area (GFA) and GBCA membership status.

Building size
(Total GFA)
Discounted fee - GBCA
members (excl. GST)
Full fee - non-GBCA members

(excl. GST)

0 - 9,999m²$6,750$8,100
10,000 - 29,999m²$7,500$9,000
30,000m² +$8,250$9,900

Green Star – Performance ratings are valid for three years. In order to maintain your rating during this period, your project team must meet complete mandatory performance check-ups at 12 and 24 months. Prior to the end of your certification period, you can begin a new performance period and register for re-assessment. This will allow you to maintain or improve your Green Star – Performance rating. The check-ups at 12 and 24 months are included within the certification fee above.

Contact Green Star team to discuss

Additional fees

These fees are for services in addition to the standard certification process with the certification fee addresses.

ItemFee (excl. GST)
Credit Interpretation Request (CIR)$400 per query
Technical Clarification (TC)$100 per query
Credit-by-Credit AssessmentRanging from $1,000 to $3,000 per credit, depending on credit being reviewed.
Licensing Agreement$800 per agreement
Novation Agreement$400 per agreement
Framed certificate$270 per framed certificate

Things you need to know

  • Prices shown are excluding GST. Be sure to add GST.
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Once a project is registered there is a no-refund policy.
  • Assessments will not be scheduled until payments for all project invoices have been received.
  • Items you receive as part of your certification fee are not transferable, exchangeable or refundable. All items are valid while the project is registered. Once a project is certified any unused items are forfeited.

Five simple steps to certification

1

Register

Log your project online.

2

Document

Get familiar with the documentation needed to demonstrate that your building, fitout or community meets Green Star's sustainability benchmarks with our submission guidelines.

3

Submit

Submit your documentation to the GBCA for Green Star assessment.

4

Assess

Green Star submissions are reviewed by an independent panel of sustainable development experts and an overall score is assigned.

5

Certify

A Green Star certified rating is awarded as a third-party verification of a project's sustainability.

Register your project