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Legal support

HIA offers you legal, compliance and regulatory information that is up-to-date and tailored to your needs. 

Legal support

HIA offers you legal, compliance and regulatory information that is up-to-date and tailored to your needs. 

Rely on legal support from Australia’s building industry experts

As a business owner, legal guidance is something you hope you’ll never need – but it’s inevitable that one day you will.

HIA’s expert workplace advisors can offer you bespoke support to help you navigate the maze that is building industry legislation. We'll ensure you have the most up-to-date and relevant information, advice and processes in place to effectively run your business.

Resources: Keep your finger on the pulse

With over 70 years’ experience as Australia’s national home building association, we’ve developed a safety net of services to provide information and guidance helping you stay aware, stay compliant, manage expectations and resolve building disputes.

We can help you with the following:

  • Managing your business and employees: Running a successful home building business and executing smooth and compliant projects can often feel like a juggling act. HIA can help you navigate regulatory requirements with handy tips and templates
  • Legal information: Constantly evolving laws and regulations can lead to roadblocks at crucial moments in your project timeline. Keep on top of your legal, IR and HR obligations with our essential materials
  • Standards and regulation: HIA’s Building and Planning Services team can help you untangle the complexities of the home building industry’s rules and regulations and facilitate DA approval
  • Economic information: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry news and developments with resources compiled by the official body of Australia’s home building industry.


I've been an HIA member for over five years and they recently provided advice on a legislative matter and helped me produce a comprehensive, evidence-based argument. I'm pleased to say that the matter has since been resolved in my favour, thanks to the valuable information and advice from HIA. 
Daniel Connell, Managing Director, Precision Builders Australia


InfoCentre: A direct line to expert answers

Sometimes you just need to confirm one small detail to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you’re developing a standard building contract or figuring out appropriate building dispute resolution processes, our InfoCentre help line gives you speedy access to relevant and up-to-date information.
We can help you with:

  • Awards – We’ll keep you abreast of awards in the building and construction industry and register you for automatic award updates, via email or direct mail
  • Employment information – Understand which award, pay rates, employment conditions, sick leave, RDOs and allowances apply in your circumstances
  • Compliance issues – Leverage handy tips and guides to address compliance issues.

Please call 1300 650 620 and ask for the InfoCentre and remember to have your membership number handy.  

Note: Operating hours are 8am - 5.30pm (Monday to Friday) AEST and 7.30am - 5.30pm AEST during daylight savings.


Workplace Services: A guiding hand from industry specialists

When you’re unsure how changing regulations and laws could impact your business, it’s worth reaching out to your wider team – and nobody knows the home building and construction industry like we do. 

HIA’s Workplace Services offers ongoing, tailored support to help HIA members navigate the residential building industry’s regulatory landscape:

  • Workplace relationships – You want to enhance the productivity and performance of your team, which may require engaging and dismissing employees. We can provide you with the insights and advice you need to determine your next move
  • Building dispute resolution – Our HIA experts can help you resolve disputes when problems arise with a supplier, team member or client
  • Ongoing regulatory obligations – It may have been a while since you last reviewed your construction management contracts, but a quick fix isn’t always the best solution. Understanding the ever-changing ins and outs of the Home Building Act, licensing, tax, superannuation and employee obligations will put your business on the front foot.
  • Specialist help – HIA can provide you with referrals to accredited specialists such as external lawyers, accountants and tax advisors. 

Please call 1300 650 620 and ask for the InfoCentre and remember to have your membership number handy.


Frequently asked questions

Questions Resource InfoCentre WorkPlace Services

How do I resolve a dispute with clients over contract performance?


Legal information


What does the change to award terms from the Fair Work Commission mean for my business?


Standards and regulations


How do I engage / dismiss employees and contractors in a way that meets all compliance obligations?


Standards and regulations


How does the change to house building codes affect my business?


Standards and regulations


How do I find an accredited specialist who is well-versed in construction tax help?


Legal information


Where can I get legal advice about conditions of my employment?


Legal information

 What are the requirements for ensuring OH&S and housing safety on my job sites?  

Managing your business and employees


I need help using HIA’s industry-specific residential construction contracts


Standards and regulations

 How will consumer confidence in my state’s housing industry affect my business?  

Economic information



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HIA’s library of HR documents have been written by and are regularly updated by a team of specialist industrial relations lawyers.

We offer discounted member rates to prepare:

  • contracts
  • agreements
  • policies and procedures that you need to help manage your employees.

Find out more