The Society of Construction Law Australia


The Society of Construction Law (Australia) is a single national organisation of members, at all stages of their professional career, who share an interest in construction law.  The 16 founding members were drawn from all mainland states. Meet the current directors.

The Society encourages the active involvement of all of its members and discourse across the broad spectrum of issues relating to construction law, including matters of policy and legislation, "front end" issues, dispute avoidance, and all forms of dispute resolution.

To view the Society's Objects and Vision please click here



Latest News

Thursday 3 Dec 2020

Members may wish to attend  Australia Build Week Online next week, 7-11 December.

Register for complimentary tickets here.  This online/virtual event has 100+ Speakers & Sessions across 10 stages.

Thursday 3 Dec 2020

The Society offers the Brooking Prize annually for the best essay submitted in the field of construction law.

It is named after The Hon Robert Brooking AO QC in recognition of his Honour’s pioneering contribution to the study and practice of construction law in Australia.

Papers are now invited for the 2021 Brooking Prize

More information is available here.

Further information can be found in the Rules.

Wednesday 2 Dec 2020

Members are invited to complete a survey to assist at the next Departmental - Industry Roundtable meeting which will take place on Friday 11 December.

This meeting will be a themed discussion on deregulation. The Government has identified deregulation and regulatory reform as an important factor in Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and as a key priority area for how to support business and industry ‘living with COVID’.

Please provide your responses by 2:00 pm AEDT Monday 7 December.

Wednesday 2 Dec 2020

Members may be interested to attend a webinar arranged by Resolution Institute on Tuesday 15 December at noon AEDT.

The Honourable W Martin AC QC and Professor J Sharkey AM will speak on the issues of Arbitration Hearings, the processes and the current online environment.

More information is available on this flyer.

Register here.  

Tuesday 1 Dec 2020

Tuesday 1 December 2020 at 5:30 pm AEDT

Say farewell to the old year in a new way! Dust off your knowledge for a few rounds of trivia conducted by our professional Quizmaster. This event will be an evening of fun and networking.

After you  register you can join the event here

When you arrive in the Remo Ballroom you will see a number of tables.

If you registered as part of a pre-arranged table please click and join your team (you should already know your table name).

If you registered as an individual, the aim is to fill each table with five team members before ‘opening’ a new table.

Please join a partly filled unreserved table. If all tables are full, then please sit at the next empty table and wait for the next new arrivals to join you.

Remember to turn on your camera and microphone, add your Linked In profile and photo and join in the fun.

There will be opportunities to move tables after trivia to network.


Thursday 26 Nov 2020

The NSW Government wants your feedback on the proposed Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2020. 

The proposed Regulation forms part of the reforms introduced by the NSW Government to improve quality and compliance in Class 2 buildings, particularly high-rise apartments. It aims to strengthen accountability across the building design and construction industry.

Now is the time to have your say on the proposed Regulation by completing the survey

Member are also invited to provide their feedback to assist the Society in the preparation of a Submission.  Please provide your feedback by 4 January 2021.

Wednesday 25 Nov 2020

Members may be interested to attend the 7th Annual Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit (Sydney, 23rd Feb), where a leading line-up of expert speakers will break down how you can reduce exposure to defects and faulty building products and provide insight into how you can maintain compliance within an ever changing regulatory environment.  


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Mentoring Program

Applications for our 2021 Mentoring Program are now open. Further information about our mentoring program can be found here.
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