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 16 Sep 2021

We are excited to share with you that former SoCLA director, Dr Matthew Bell, has published a new book, Residential Construction Law.

Friday 10 Sep 2021

SoCLA has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 National Conference, which was to have been held in Hobart from 14-16 October 2021.


Tuesday 7 Sep 2021

It was wonderful to see a strong and varied field of candidates in our recent board election.  

The successful candidates (in alphabetical order) were:


Friday 3 Sep 2021

We are pleased to announce that “The International Compendium of Construction Contracts” edited by Phillip Greenham and the Society of Construction Law Australia is now available for purchase.  It is a useful collection of standard form contracts from around the world.

Our members are entitled to a 30% discount.  

Monday 23 Aug 2021

Members are advised that the Society's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 5.00 pm. (AEST).  

The Notice of the Annual General Meeting can be found here.


Forthcoming events

Thursday 23 Sep 2021

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, Chief Executive Adrian Dwyer will provide an update on the state of the Australian infrastructure market and forward pipeline of major projects, including a breakdown of 2021-22 public infrastructure funding allocations.

More information is available on this flyer.


Online webinar
Friday 15 Oct 2021

SoCLA National Conference "Getting Risk Right".

More information is available on this page

Online event

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National Conference

Our 2021 National Conference in Hobart has been postponed. A one day virtual event will be held on 15 October 2021. Click here for further information