Which contract?

Selecting the right building contract for your project can be critical to its success.

The type of contract you use will depend on the size and complexity of the project; however, the contract you use must comply with any legislative requirements. We strongly recommend using a standard form contract, such as one of Master Builders contracts.

Master Builders wide range of commercial contracts, residential contracts and subcontracts are available exclusively to members and have been specifically tailored for the building and construction industry. Each contract allocates risk fairly, outlines obligations in detail, and complies with legislative requirements. Refer to the contract matrix for a full list of Master Builders contracts.

Advice & support

Our contracts are drafted by our specialist staff and checked by lawyers, so we know the contracts back to front. When it comes to using and interpreting contracts, Master Builders can provide you with the advice and support you need. As a member, you have exclusive access to this advice and support as part of your membership.

We can help you with:

• Choosing what contract to use

• Understanding the terms and conditions

• Assessing contract risk

• Helping to solve problems that arise

• Correctly using variations and extensions of time


Buildcentre is a web-based job management system allowing builders and tradies to work through the end-to-end build process. The system includes a contracts module that offers 24/7 access to contracts. Learn more about Buildcentre – available exclusively to members!• Getting paid.

Purchasing contracts

Visit the Master Builders eShop to purchase contracts online (available to members only) or visit your local Master Builders office to purchase contracts over the counter. You can also complete your contracts online via Buildcentre.

Need more information?

Phone us or email us your enquiry.