Building and Construction Industry Dispute Resolution Code
Under the Small Business Commissioner Act 2011 the South Australian Government has given the Small Business Commissioner the task of developing prescribed industry codes of conduct under the Fair Trading Act 1987.
The fifth of these codes prepared by the Small Business Commissioner is the Fair Trading (Building and Construction Industry Dispute Resolution Code) Regulations 2017 known as the Building and Construction Industry Dispute Resolution Code.
The development of industry codes is in line with the Government’s intention to create a fairer and more competitive small business sector. This Code gives South Australian building and construction participants the ability to access an enforceable mandatory dispute resolution framework to assist in dealing with a wide range of business to business disputes, as well as business to Local or State Government.
Where a building and construction participant seeks to have a dispute resolved under the Fair Trading (Building and Construction Industry Dispute Resolution Code) Regulations 2017, a written application must first be submitted to the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.
The written application may be sent electronically via the Lodge a Building and Construction Dispute online here, or print and post Application to Lodge a Dispute form (54 kb, PDF)
Send the completed form and copies of supporting documentation via
Fax: 08 8303 0943
Post to: Office of the Small Business Commissioner
GPO Box 1264
ADELAIDE SA 5000
For further enquiries, please contact the Office of the Small Business Commissioner on toll free 1800 072 722 or 08 8303 2026.