If you do construction work in the building and construction industry such as, but not limited to;
- The erection, maintenance or dismantling of scaffolding
- Site clearance, earthmoving or excavation
- The laying of foundations
- Prefabrication of buildings, structure or work on and off-site
- Site restoration, landscaping, roadways and access work
- Painting and decorating
- Building certifying functions
- The assessment of the energy efficiency of a building
- Work performed by architects, engineers and surveyors where it relates to other construction work
- Any other construction work
- Or related goods and services including (but not limited to): suppliers, consultants, designers, architects, developers, investors, owner-builders, real estate agents, schools, business owners, facility managers, private hospitals and property managers;
you will need to issue a payment claim (can be your usual invoice if it meets the three criteria below) to the party who owes you the money.
A payment claim is a written request for payment. You give payment claims to an individual or a company that owes you money for the construction work or the related goods and services you have delivered under a construction contract.
What is a payment claim?
A payment claim is a written document that:
- Identifies the construction work or related goods and services
- States the amount of the progress payment
- Requests payment of that amount.
A payment claim can be an invoice. A payment claim may be given for each reference date under a construction contract.
A reference date is:
- A day stated under a contract which you can claim a progress payment (e.g. base stage, slab stage, fixing stage, delivery of materials to site; last day of the month; every Friday)
- If the contract does not specify a reference date, the default reference date is the last day of the month.
What do I do if I don’t receive a response to my payment claim within the response period?
If you issue a payment claim and do not receive payment in full by the due date or a payment schedule within the response period (the earlier of the period specified in the contract or within 15 business days after receiving a payment claim), you can lodge a complaint online or by completing the Notification of Offence Form (PDF).
Return your completed form and ALL required documents by:
- Post – GPO Box 5099, Brisbane Qld 4001
- Email – [email protected] (all required documents must be scanned and attached)
- In Person – QBCC service centres are listed on our website.