Community After Hours

Community After Hours offers around the clock emergency repair assistance and service across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

The Community After Hours call centre is a free-to-call service for emergency after hours repairs affecting common property in BCS managed buildings. With trained BCS staff now handling all emergency repair calls in these three states, we can ensure Community Select registered contractors are engaged on call outs and thereafter deliver greatly improved tracking of their works.

This service reduces costs to our clients by waiving call fees, and our trained staff can offer temporary remedial advice for some problems, thus avoiding the need for an after hours contractor fee. Many of our committees have made significant savings already in being able to defer works to daytime contractors – in fact over half the calls we receive, we are able to mitigate the need for after hours contractors to attend a site.

The number to call is 1300 267 181.

Alternatively you can call:

  • in New South Wales (02) 8216 0451;
  • in Victoria (03) 9616 1610;
  • in Queensland (07) 5582 6343.

This service operates 5pm – 8.30am Monday to Friday and 24 hours a day on weekends and public holidays.

Benefits of using Community After Hours:

  • Hours of operation: 5.00pm – 8.30am Monday to Friday
  • 24 Hours a day on weekends and public holidays
  • A free to call service for common property issues
  • Potential call out cost savings where Community After Hours Emergency staff are able to advise on temporary measures to rectify issues until standard working hours
  • Community After Hours Emergency staff have access to all of your property details, and are generally able to identify if there are already works being undertaken,  thus preventing unnecessary after hours callouts
  • Greater capacity for your BCS Portfolio Manager to track service works on buildings and identify recurring maintenance issues that can be proactively addressed and prevent unnecessary, future call outs
  • Increased ability to ensure minimum standards of service delivery in regard to response times from contractors, charges, etc through exclusive use of Community Select registered contractors
  • Improved committee access to updates regarding after hours contractor call outs
  • Improved tracking of any works done, including work orders and invoicing.

Any work carried out on common property by contractors assigned by the Community After Hours Emergency staff is invoiced directly to the relevant scheme.

For any feedback or questions on this service, please email or talk to your BCS Portfolio Manager directly.