Adjudication | Queensland Building and Construction Commission

What is adjudication?

Adjudication is a dispute resolution process for industry participants to help resolve disagreements about progress payments and money owed. It’s a quick, cost effective alternative to court.

When parties are in dispute about an amount owed for construction work, the claimant can lodge an adjudication application with the Registrar.

The Registrar will refer your application to an adjudicator to make a decision about the disputed payment claim. The adjudicators decision is enforceable in a court. It's an offence for the respondent not to pay an adjudicated amount before the due date. The QBCC may also take disciplinary action

The Registrar refers adjudication applications to adjudicators in accordance with the Adjudicator Referral Policy (PDF, 55KB).

There are strict timeframes for applying for adjudication.

See Industry guide to security of payment (PDF, 2.5MB) for more information.

Last reviewed: 30 Aug 2021 Last published: 30 Aug 2021
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