ABIC contracts – New South Wales

The 2018 revised editions of the ABIC Major Works, Simple Works (commercial and domestic) and Basic Works (commercial) documents are now available on the ABIC contracts page.

Update: Changes to the Act and Regulations, effective 1 July 2018 affect some of the consumer protection requirements and the Home Building Compensation Scheme. These obligations fall on the contractor under the legislation and may not necessarily require the Architect to complete and administer the contract in any different way. The ABIC authors are working on updates to all NSW contracts and will shortly reissue these contracts so they meet these new requirements. The changes in the Act and Regulations do not make the existing contracts void or illegal and the current NSW H contracts could continue to be used.

Note: Parties can continue to use the ABIC 2008 issues of MW, SW and BW for a short transition period in 2018 (to allow for projects tendered on the 2008 issues and to use existing inventory). The ABIC authors will soon withdraw the right to use all 2008 contracts and we encourage all users to purchase and use the 2018 contracts and related documents.