Adjudication Legislation

This page provides links to the legislation around the world.

Australian Capital Territory

Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 2009

England & Wales

At the time of preparing this page, the BAILII version of the Act at Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53). does not show the amendments made by Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, and neither doies the version.  A convenient markup showing the amendments to the relevant part of the Act is at

The Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998


The Malaysian Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 came into effect on 15th April 2014

New South Wales

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 was amended in 2014; one of the key amendments was to remove the requirement that payment claims must identify the Act (except in residential cases)

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulation 2008

New Zealand

Construction Contracts Act 2002

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory website provides relevant links to

Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act

Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Regulations

As in Queensland, adjudicators’ determination are published, but with identifying details removed.


Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004

Building and Construction Industry Payments Regulation 2004

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007

The State of Queensland Building and Construction Industry Payments Agency maintain a webpage including statistics about the use of the Act in Queensland.

South Australia

Government (Small Business Commissioner) website

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (commenced Dec 2011)


Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009


Government of Victoria Legislation website

Building and Constuction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (as amended by the 2006 Act)

Building and Construction Indsutry Security of Payment Regulations 2003

Western Australia

Government of Western Australia Legislation website

Construction Contracts Act 2004

Construction Contracts Regulations 2004

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