Resolving disputes

Northern Territory

Building and construction payment disputes

With the exception of one section, the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act (“the Act”) and the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Regulations (“the Regulations”) came into force on 29 November 2010.

The legislation covers construction contracts entered into after 1 July 2005, whether or not in writing, for construction work performed on a site in the NT. It also covers contracts for the supply of materials and services associated with construction projects.

The legislation provides an adjudication scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of construction contracts, and also provides for minimum contract standards, by implying that certain conditions apply where the contract between the parties fails to cover the same issues in writing.

Resolution Institute (and previously the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (IAMA) prior to its merger with LEADR to form Resolution Institute in 2015) has been a prescribed appointer under the Act since its inception in 2005 and Resolution Institute has many experienced registered adjudicators amongst its members.


Let us choose an adjudicator for you

Applications for appointment of an adjudicator can be lodged with Resolution Institute. Addresses for lodgement in the NT or in WA :

In the Northern Territory

Attention: Cris Cureton
C/- Squire Patton Boggs
​Level 10 24 Mitchell St
Darwin NT 0800

In Western Australia

Attention: Kings Park Business & Secretarial Services
C/- 44 Kings Park Road
West Perth WA 6005

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

Complete the online form