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Are you in the trade/construction industry and seeking a reliable and legally sound subcontractor agreement for your projects? Streamline your contracting process and protect both yours and your clients interests with our meticulously crafted Subcontractor Agreement – Tradesperson - Single Project template.


By utilising this template, trade/construction companies can establish clear expectations regarding the works, timelines, and quality standards as well as what is expected and required from the subcontractor.


Please note that this template is for one-off projects. If you would like to engage the subcontractor for a fixed term and issue purchase orders or SOWs for each project, check out our Subcontractor Agreement – Tradesperson - SOW.


Key Features:


  • Crystal Clear Scope of Work: Define the scope of work clearly, outlining the subcontractor's responsibilities, on site times, timelines, and quality standards to ensure project alignment.


  • Payment Clarity: Set out payment terms, including rates, GST and invoicing procedures reducing ambiguity and potential payment disputes. Ability to withhold payment if the client does not pay for particular reasons. Ability to charge liquidated damages if the subcontractor fails to meet deadlines.


  • Minimum Job Requirements: Set out the specific qualifications of the Subcontractor as well as any regulatory tickets and licences the subcontractor must hold such as a General Safety Induction Card.  


  • Insurance and Liability: Clearly outline insurance requirements and liability provisions, ensuring that both parties are adequately protected in the event of unforeseen circumstances.


  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure the subcontractor is responsible for their safety and adheres to safety protocols, WHS laws and Australian construction standards, promoting a secure and law-abiding work environment.


  • Safeguards Your Business: The agreement makes the subcontractor liable for any damage they cause, claims by the client relating to their work and puts a limit on how much the subcontractor can sue you for if something goes wrong.


  • Termination: Need to terminate due to the contractor failing to comply with the agreement? You can engage a third party to finish the works and deduct this cost from any money owing to the subcontractor.


  • Client relationship: The agreement prohibits the subcontractor from taking your clients or employees for a set period during and after the agreement end.


  • Highly Customizable: Customize the agreement to suit your unique service offerings and client requirements effortlessly.


With our Subcontractor Agreement – Tradesperson Template, you can confidently engage subcontractors knowing that your projects are safeguarded by a professionally crafted agreement. This template streamlines the subcontracting process, saves time, and mitigates risks, allowing you to focus on project success.


Don't leave your project contracts to chance. Invest in your business with our Subcontractor Agreement – Tradesperson Template and establish a strong foundation for successful trade projects.


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We are always happy to take the work out of your hands. If you buy the template and then decide you would rather leave the drafting to the professionals, you can upgrade to a “Done for You” package from $400+GST. Just shoot us an email and we will take care of the rest.


Legal Notice


This is a template document and has not been prepared to meet your specific circumstances. By using this document you understand that Law by Design is not providing you with any legal advice, nor is there a solicitor/client relationship between us.


This template is suitable for very basic situations. If you are seeking a more detailed contract, please contact us and we can prepare a bespoke agreement for you. The best way of ensuring your document suits your circumstances is seeking legal advice on how to tailor the document to meet your requirements.  As always please feel free to reach out for assistance. You can contact us at


Subcontractor Agreement - Tradesperson - Single Project

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