Australian Subcontractor Agreement Template

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The Subcontractor Agreement Template protects businesses when engaging with subcontractors. It also contains comprehensive guidance notes as well as helpful suggestions to assist you with populating the document.

You can view an extensive list of the topics covered by this Agreement in the full description below.

  • Easy to use
    Clear and comprehensive guidance notes.
  • Customisable  
    Editable schedule and re-usable.
  • Cost-effective
    High-quality and cost-effective subcontractor agreement template.
  • Key subcontracting risks covered
    Addresses key commercial subcontracting risks.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: While you are purchasing a very comprehensive Australian template, it is important to understand that the purchasing of this template is not considered legal advice. If you require legal advice and support utilising this template, or if you have other questions, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with a team member from our associated law firm Legal Kitz.


The Business Kitz Subcontractor Agreement Template covers the following areas:
  1. Welcome Letter (optional) to greet the Subcontractor
  2. Details Schedule (includes a section to define organisation and subcontractor relationship, obligations, agreed services etc)
  3. Recitals
  4. Services
  5. Appointment
  6. Term
  7. Principal agreement
  8. Relationship of the parties
  9. Equipment
  10. Standard of work
  11. Timeline
  12. Fees and payment
  13. Invoicing
  14. Liability
  15. Indemnity
  16. Restraint of trade
  17. Protection of the Organisation’s business
  18. Statutory obligations, insurances and registration
  19. Intellectual property
  20. Termination
  21. Delivery upon termination
  22. Variations
  23. Entire agreement
  24. Notices
  25. Counterparts
  26. Costs
  27. Jurisdiction
  28. Definitions and interpretation
  29. Execution page

Why does your business need a Subcontractor Agreement Template?

As a contractor, you and your business would understand the importance of clearly defining a contractor relationship as opposed to an employment relationship. A contractor arrangement differs from an employment relationship as there are different rights afforded to employees that are not provided to contractors.

Contractors typically engage subcontractors when they require the services of an individual that possesses specialised skills or knowledge that they do not possess to complete a specific task.

If you are working as a contractor and are looking to engage a subcontractor, you should utilise a Subcontractor Agreement Template.

The Subcontractor Agreement Template makes reference to the principal agreement you should have in place with the business you are contracting to as an independent contractor and allows you to have your subcontractor agree to these terms. It also sets out other rights and responsibilities of your business and the subcontractor.

It is crucial that you put in place an agreement that binds your subcontractors to the principal agreement with the business you are contracting to, to attempt to avoid any dispute over whether a subcontractor is covered by the principal agreement. Not only will this aid in protecting the principal business, it will also aid to protect you and your business should a dispute arise in relation to you engaging a subcontractor.

A Subcontractor Agreement Template can be used in several circumstances, including but not limited to:

  • construction workers
  • writing and drafting copy for a business (i.e. freelancers)
  • photography and videography
  • web development
  • marketing campaigns

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