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Australian Standard Contracts

January 13, 2019

HIA workplace advisers are sometimes contacted by members who have been told by the client that their bank wants an Australian Standard contract, such as the AS4000-1997 and AS2124-1992, to be used by the builder for a domestic building project. These contracts require modification before they will comply with the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995. It is also not generally feasible to use an Australian Standard contract without special conditions, as these standards are now relatively old documents.

Therefore, if a member is going to use an Australian Standard contract they should engage a lawyer to help prepare the contract to ensure that they comply with all legal requirements and properly manage the risk of the project.

For further information, please call 1300 650 620 to speak to a Workplace Adviser.