Using an adjudicator provides a quick ruling on disputed claims in a construction contract. This allows cash to be freed-up and flow fairly to contractors.
The qualified adjudicator reviews evidence and reasoning as permitted under Security of Payment legislation from opposing parties to determine the rights and obligations of those involved.
Our DRS is an authorised nominating authority, or equivalent, in Australia, except Queensland, and New Zealand. As a nominating authority, we can appoint qualified, trained and impartial adjudicators to applications made under security of payment legislation.
Our adjudicators are required to be:
We assess the nature of the application, and appoint an adjudicator according to their skills and availability. In addition, all adjudicators are required to perform a conflict of interest check prior to accepting a matter.
Refer below to your jurisdiction’s adjudication process for further information.
Queensland no longer nominates authorities. Refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for information on adjudication.
Different fees and expenses apply depending on where you live. In some jurisdictions, withdrawal of applications are permitted but it is likely there will be charges for the claimant. Adjudicators will advise the charges at the time of withdrawal.
Payments to us and adjudicators are separated:
Use our direct links beneath to get the right forms for your area.
Adjudication applications (claims) can be hard copies lodged at any RICS office, emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 1300 953 529. Local addresses for service of documents are included within the application forms.
If you have any complaints with our service, the procedures to follow RICS Dispute Resolution Service complaints procedures are available to download: