The Act is complex in its scope and in the procedure to be followed in claiming a charge. Subcontractors considering a claim should seek prompt legal advice before lodging a claim of charge.
In relation to Queensland Government traditional construction contracts there are certain provisions which further facilitate the provisions of this Act to provide a measure of security of payment for subcontractors.
Information relevant to securing payment for subcontractors in the construction industry through the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 can be obtained by contacting QBCC. The agency will also assist with inquiries regarding the operation of the Subcontractors Charges Act 1974.
See resources for downloadable Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 forms.