Construction industry

Anticompetitive conduct and unfair business practices affecting the commercial construction sector is a focus area for the ACCC.

This page sets out information and resources on competition and business issues that are relevant to the sector.

Complaints and inquiries

You can seek guidance on an issue or report your complaint via phone, live chat or online submission to the ACCC’s Infocentre

Anonymously report a construction sector cartel

Our anonymous reporting tool allows you to provide a tip-off, report what you know or engage in a two-way online conversation about cartel conduct, directly with an ACCC investigator.

  Anonymously report a cartel

Apply for immunity for cartel conduct

The ACCC immunity and cooperation policy for cartel conduct sets out our policy in relation to applications for immunity from proceedings by those involved in cartel conduct, and how cooperation provided to the ACCC by cartel participants will be recognised.

If you believe you may be involved in a cartel, be the first to apply for immunity from prosecution in exchange for helping us with our investigations, by contacting:

ABCC Memorandum of Understanding

The ACCC and ABCC have entered into a memorandum of understanding to promote effective co−operation and communication between the Agencies and to assist each Agency in the performance of its roles and responsibilities, including decision−making, and to contribute to the effective regulation of the building and construction sectors.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Building and Construction Commission ( PDF 4.45 MB )

Related ACCC Media Releases

ACCC takes action against alleged roof tiling cartel participants

ACCC takes action over alleged attempted cartel for National Gallery of Australia tender

Court action against Hutchinson and CFMMEU over alleged boycott

UGL to restore shorter payment terms for small business suppliers

Sydney hailstorm described as ‘perfect opportunity’ to increase prices

CFMEU to pay $1m in penalties for secondary boycott

Action over alleged market sharing cartel in the overhead crane industry

Action against Bluescope for alleged cartel conduct

Court orders penalties of 5.5m against Palram and Ampelite for exclusive dealing in the polycarbonate roofing market

EGR to pay 6m penalty for exclusive dealing in the polycarbonate roofing market

Full Federal Court orders 206m in penalties against Cement Australia companies