Once adjudication begins

What if the adjudicated amount is not paid?

An adjudicated amount must be paid within 5 business days after a copy of the adjudicators decision is received or by a date decided by the adjudicator. If the adjudicated amount is not paid in full by the due date, the claimant can:

  • give a written notice of intention to suspend work; and
  • lodge the adjudication certificate as a judgement debt in court.

For decisions made relating to progress claims given prior to 17 December 2018, you will need to apply for an adjudication certificate.

See Protecting your payment rights booklet (PDF) for more information.