Payment disputes in the building & construction industry

There are security of payment laws that apply to building and construction contractors in most states and territories. These laws provide a low cost adjudication process to recover money owed to you.

To find information on security of payment laws relevant to your state or territory:

  • Use the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's Dispute Support tool.
  • Read the Security of Payments information on the Australian Building and Construction Commission website.

If you're having problems recovering money that is owed to you, find out what to do when you haven't been paid. This information covers:

  • debt collection
  • dispute resolution
  • where to find help and advice
  • legal action.
For more information relating to the building and construction industry, read our fact sheet.

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