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.

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 *

Full fee †

Single project certification$48,800$53,800
Government single project
certification
$36,600$41,600
University Campus$36,600$41,600

* Discounted fee available to GBCA members. Fees excl. GST.
† Full fee for non-members. Fees excl. GST


Additional certification options
Multiple project certification options are available for Green Star – Communities. Please contact us for more information.


Recertification fees

Recertification fees for Green Star – Communities: $15,300 (discounted fee); $20,300 (full fee)

Contact the 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 *Full fee †
$0 - $1m$8,200$13,200
$1 - $3m$11,250$16,250
$3 - $5m$13,300$18,300
$5 - $10m$15,300$20,300
$10 - $20m$18,400$23,400
$20 - $30m$20,400$25,400
$30 - $50m$23,400$28,400
$50 - $75m$27,500$32,500
$75 - $100m$31,100$36,100
$100 - $150m$34,900$39,900
$150 - $200m$38,400$43,400
$200 - $250m$42,200$47,200
$250m+$45,750$50,750

* Discounted fee available to GBCA members. Fees excl. GST.
† Full fee for non-members. Fees excl. GST.


Additional certification options

Multiple project certification options are available for Green Star – Design & As Built. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Green Star team to discuss

Green Star - Interiors

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 *Full fee †
$0 - $1m
$8,200 $13,200 
$1 - $3m 
$11,250 $16,250
$3 - $5m $13,300 $18,300
$5 - $10m $15,300 $20,300 
$10 - $20m $18,400 $23,400 
$20 - $30m $20,400 $25,400 
$30 - $50m $23,400 $28,400 
$50 - $75m $27,500 $32,500 
$75 - $100m $31,100 $36,100 
$100 - $150m $34,900 $39,900 
$150 - $200m $38,400 $43,400 
$200 - $250m $42,200 $47,200
 $250m+$45,750 $50,750

* Discounted fee available to GBCA members. Fees excl. GST.
† Full fee for non-members. Fees excl. GST.


Additional certification options

Multiple project certification options are available for Green Star – Interiors. Please contact us for more information.

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.


Single building certification

Standard fee option

Paid every three years

Building size
(Total GFA)
Discounted fee *Full fee †
0 - 9,999m²$7,150$8,500
10,000 - 29,999m²$7,900$9,400
30,000m² +
$8,650$10,300

* Discounted fee available to GBCA members. Fees excl. GST.
† Full fee for non-members. Fees excl. GST.


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.

Annual fee option

Paid yearly

Discounted fee*

Full fee†

Single certification$3,050$3,600

* Discounted fee available to GBCA members. Fees excl. GST.
† Full fee for non-members. Fees excl. GST.

Contact Green Star team to discuss

Portfolio of buildings certification 

Portfolio certification is available to GBCA members only.


Required fees

The fees below include assessment of all portfolio level credits (e.g. policy based credits) as well as ‘Greenhouse Gas Emissions’ and ‘Potable Water’ and provide you with a portfolio rating, and a basic rating for each building.

Standard fee*Annual fee†
Flat fee per portfolio$16,100$5,560
Buildings with NABERS Energy rating$275 / building$120 / building
Buildings without NABERS Energy rating$460 / building$170 / building

* Paid every three years.
† Paid yearly.

Optional fees

The additional fees below allow you to submit all other credits unique to the building rather than the portfolio (e.g. ‘Daylight’) and provide that building with a full rating.

Standard fee*Annual fee†
Additional fee to assess individual building credits
$1,950 / building$670 / building

* Paid every three years.
† Paid yearly.

Large portfolios

Additional discounts are provided for portfolios with over 80 buildings. Please contact us for more information.


Portfolio Performance Fee Calculator

To help applicants model fees, including discounts, a fee calculator has been made available on our website.

Additional fees

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

ItemFee (excl. GST)
Technical question (formerly known as CIR and Technical Clarification)$200 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

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.

For projects who have paid the current certification fees, the following is available:

  • For projects where the applicant is a member company, and the certification fee is over $10,000, we will provide two hours of technical support to be selected by the project team from the following options: 
    • A two hour ‘on-boarding’ workshop to introduce project teams to the process; or 
    • Two hours of coaching; or
    • Two free technical questions.
  • For projects where the applicant is a member company, and the project value is over $200M, or deemed highly complex/unusual, four hours of technical support will be provided.
  • For all projects, a decal will be provided recognising their Green Star certification for use in their building, precincts or fitouts for ratings 4 star and over.
  • 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