Additional clauses to use with Victorian Public Construction Contracts are available in this restricted access clause bank.
This Clause Bank contains contract clauses that provide additional or alternative contracting positions to those that appear as default positions in the Victorian Public Construction Contracts as they are published on the Department of Treasury and Finance website.
Although use of the clauses will take them into the public domain, it is strongly preferred that they be seen as something Agencies might agree to in particular cases, rather than alternative approaches that might become the norm.
These clauses have been drafted to fit with the terminology used in the applicable Victorian Public Sector contract. If using these clauses in other contract forms you might need to check if the terminology is still appropriate.
Approved standard form contracts for construction
Contracting requirements (Direction and Instruction 7.1) requires contracts to be in a form approved by the Secretary to the Department of Treasury and Finance. Collectively, these contracts are referred to as the Victorian Public Construction Contracts.
Additional contract clauses
Additional clauses have been developed for the Victorian Public Sector contracts included in the Victorian Public Construction Contracts to address commercial situations that arise infrequently or respond to unusual project circumstances.
These clauses have been approved by the Secretary to the Department of Treasury and Finance for use with the applicable Victorian Public Sector contract.
Directions to use the clauses are provided for each contract form within the following files.
Tools and support
Approved Victorian Public Construction Contracts are available at Construction Toolkit – Standard form contracts.
For further information about standard from Victorian Public Construction Contracts, the supporting Clause Bank, or for help on how you should use clauses from the Clause Bank, please contact the Construction Policy Team.