What is the Centre for Contracting & Risk

Bringing together 70 years of Consult Australia's advocacy and support for consulting businesses managing contracting and risk, the Centre helps our members and the broader industry to:


  • manage their contracting and risk exposure
  • build contracting and risk capability of their team
  • empower negotiations with clients (both private and public sector)
  • navigate the challenging interplay between contracts, risk and professional indemnity insurance.


The Centre's resources and our advocacy across Australia with clients - including local government, state/territory government and federal government is guided by members for members.


Through our strong relationship with government clients we achieve positive change on procurement behaviour and contractual issues. Members can report problematic contracts to us any time, either individually or through our Liability & Contracts Roundtable and our local state/territory committees. 

We advocate for procurement reform and fair standard contracts



Consult Australia produces member-only resources on contracting and risk topics to build the capability of your team as well as to empower your negotiations with clients. The materials tackle tricky topics like fitness for purpose, indemnities, warranties and novation in an easy, plain English way. Want a new topic covered  - just ask us!

New and improved member access coming soon!

If you require any resources please contact the team at info@consultaustralia.com.au

PI & Risk

Consult Australia is the leading voice on de-risking the market to bring back balance to the professional indemnity insurance market. We know the importance and the challenges members face on accessing affordable PI insurance. Make use of our resources and relationships to get help on PI and risk.

PI & Risk


Need help recovering fees from a client? Are you trying to deal with claim against you? Consult Australia’s relationships with dispute resolution advisors, mediators and lawyers might assist.

Standard Contracts

Consult Australia understands the interplay between contracts and your PI insurance. Here you can get access to the Consult Australia’s Contract Suite – balanced contracts for clients and consultants for use on your projects. We also provide information on other standard contracts (including AS4122-2010, FIDIC and NEC) to help you negotiate your own contracts.

Standard contracts

Education offerings

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Contracts for Consultants

An intensive 2.5-days for those regularly confronted with client contracts. The course includes essential advice and insights on managing and controlling contractual rights and obligations. 

*Available in-house | Special member rates available

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Role of Superintendent

A 1-day intensive course for those undertaking Superintendent duties. Learn to confidently manage the dual roles of the Superintendent and how to avoid common legal traps.

*Available in-house | Special member rates available

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Consult Australia Advocacy wins on contracts

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