Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 - Queensland


The object of this Act is to ensure that a person is entitled to receive, and is able to recover, progress payments if the person

  1. undertakes to carry out construction work under a construction contract; or
  2. undertakes to supply related goods and services under a construction contract.

The objectives are achieved by:

  1. granting an entitlement to progress payments whether or not the relevant contract makes provision for progress payments; and
  2. establishing a procedure that involves:
  • the making of a payment claim by the person claiming payment; and
  • the provision of a payment schedule by the person by whom the payment is payable; and
  • the referral of a disputed claim, or a claim that is not paid, to an adjudicator for decision; and
  • the payment of the progress payment decided by the adjudicator.

The Act binds all persons, including the State and, as far as the legislative power of the Parliament permits, the Commonwealth and the other States.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission has established an agency to administer the Act, namely the Building and Construction Industry Payments Agency. Persons wanting detailed information on the Act are encouraged to refer to the website.

Administering agency

Minister for Housing and Public Works

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Customer Contact Centre

Operating address: 299 Montague Road
West End
Queensland 4101
Mailing address: GPO Box 5099
Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 272 272
Fax: 07 3225 2999