Resolving disputes

Australian Capital Territory

Building and construction payment disputes

The ACT Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2009 aims to ensure that a person is entitled to receive, and is able to recover, progress payments if the person undertakes to carry out construction work, or supply related goods and services, under a construction contract.

The Act ensures that a person is entitled to receive a progress payment by granting a statutory entitlement to such a payment regardless of whether the relevant construction contract makes provision for progress payments.

The process of adjudication under the Act begins when the claimant serves a payment claim on the respondent. Timeframes are very strict under the Act and if the claimant fails to meet these timeframes, they risk the application being deemed invalid.

To find out more about the adjudication process, click here to go to the ACT Government's website.

To access a copy of the Act, click here

Let us choose an adjudicator for you

Complete the online form to use the Resolution Institute nomination service to appoint an adjudicator for you.

Resolution Institute will assess your matter and appoint a suitably qualified and experienced adjudicator.

Complete the online form

If you are unable to lodge online, you can submit your application by:

  • Email: to (with all supporting documents attached in readable formats e.g. PDF, Excel, etc.)
  • Fax: to +61 2 9251 3733
  • Or by post to the address below:

Resolution Institute
PO BOX 440
Chatswood NSW 2057