Specialists in Adjudication, Building Payment Disputes and Security of Payment

We help industry participants understand and use security of payment legislation.

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Welcome to Adjudicate Today

If building and construction work was performed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or Australian Capital Territory, we help industry participants understand and use security of payment legislation. Those governments have also appointed Adjudicate Today to train and nominate adjudicators to determine payment disputes. In Queensland*, Adjudicate Today is an agent for adjudicators.

All States and Territories in Australia have security of payment Acts. These Acts were developed to counter the practice of some principals and contractors in delaying payments, or unduly reducing the value of payments, while otherwise using cash that is owed to their subcontractors and suppliers.

The Acts provide a mechanism for industry participants to be quickly paid money that is owed. These rights are outlined in our General Summary "About Security of Payment and Adjudication".

Our responsibility is to help all parties comply with the procedures and time frames of the relevant Act and work through the adjudication process. Our services are provided quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.

We do not charge an adjudication application fee or an administration fee. We offer low fixed fees for small value disputes. Click here for detailed fee information.

With support from industry participants, we are Australia's largest authorised nominating authority (ANA) with more matters referred to us than received by all other ANAs combined.

This website provides the necessary tools to understand and apply the process of adjudication to your business.

Please commence by clicking on the State or Territory button (above) in which the work was performed.

If you have problems, our courteous and professional staff provide free, no obligation help on using the Acts in your individual circumstances. Ring 1300760297 or email help@adjudicate.com.au.

*Information on this website is generally not applicable in Queensland where the former government introduced in 2014 many unfortunate amendments which impact the adjudication process.


Adjudicate Today accepts electronic delivery of individual file sizes up to 2,000 MB via our secure, digital LOCKBOX. There is no limit to the number of individual files you can upload.
For your free Lockbox click here.

Annotated Building & Construction Industry Payments Act (NSW & Qld). This monthly subscription service by Adjudicate Today provides the applicable law and links to cases for each Section of the Act. For more information and to order click here.

Latest Updates:

21 May 2018: Murray Review released. The 86 recommendations provide a road map for the future including harmonisation of the State and Territory Acts, statutory trusts and the adjudication of disputes arising from monies retained in the trust, residential adjudication, removal of reference dates, the role of ANAs and the appointment process of adjudicators, amongst much more. The Murray Review can be downloaded by clicking here.

15 May 2017: The need for simplified federal security of payment legislation to replace the many different and confusing State Acts is long overdue. The Murray Review is to consider and make recommendations to overcome these problems. The Adjudicate Today submission to the Murray Review can be downloaded by clicking here.

12 May 2017: New enhanced, interactive, mobile-friendly web-site launched by Adjudicate Today.

21 December 2016: Federal government appoints John Murray AM to review all State and Territory security of payment laws. He is to identify areas of best practice after taking into account industry and government views, including the various state and territory models and the Qld model prior to the 2014 amendments.

10 February 2015: Adjudicate Today releases a new range of lower fees for small disputes.

15 December 2014: Amendments to Qld Act affecting all adjudication applications formed after that date.