Construction industry

The ACCC is currently prioritising anti-competitive conduct in commercial construction markets and has established a Commercial Construction Unit (CCU) focussed on the construction sector.

Commercial Construction Unit (CCU)

The CCU is a specialist team that has been set up to investigate allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the commercial construction sector. The focus is on the behaviour of participants in the construction industry that may raise competition concerns under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA).

Effective competition in the construction sector will deliver fairness to all businesses. It is important that all businesses can vigorously compete for work on their merits, are not subject to unfair contract terms, or the unconscionable or coercive conduct of others.

See also: Commercial construction unit (publication)

Priority areas

Several areas of the ACCC’s work have direct impact on construction businesses.

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:


Contact the CCU at You can also report conduct anonymously that relates to the construction sector.

For all other queries contact the Infocentre.

More information

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

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