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DIT Master Specification

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What is the “Master Specification”?
The Master Specifications set out the requirements to achieve the quality and/or performance outcomes expected in the finished product for construction projects and professional services. It enables The Department to communicate standard requirements across industry to supply materials, plan, design, construct and maintain its infrastructure assets.

Specifications are grouped into eight categories with multiple parts:

  • Project Controls
  • Road
  • Structures
  • Public Realm
  • Rail
  • Maintenance
  • Marine
  • Transport planning

Each specification part may consist of a Technical Specification, with reference to Standards and legislation with supplements as required. Because many parts of the Master Specification cross-reference each other, individual parts are rarely used in isolation.

The Master Specification parts will also often reference DIT Test Procedures, the DIT Approved Products List and other Technical Standards and Guidelines.

Where can I find the Master Specification parts?
If you are contracted to DIT, the relevant parts of the Master Specification will be included in the Technical Requirements section of the Contract Scope and Contract Requirements (CSCR),

All current parts of the Master Specification are available in pdf for general reference below.

Are the parts reviewed?
The Department is responsible for regularly reviewing the content of the Master Specification parts for accuracy, conformance with legislative requirements and alignment with Australian and International standards.

Revisions to the Master Specification will not generally be applied in retrospect to existing contracts unless there is an urgent safety need, in which case the DIT Contract Manager will manage the process of applying the revisions.

Can I make comments or suggestions?
Yes; you are welcome to make comments and provide feedback regarding any of the parts. Please contact your Contract Manager, or email your feedback to


You may copy and use these specifications; however, if you use these documents for any purpose which is not consistent with the above (in particular, using them in contracts where the Commissioner of Highways or Minister of Transport is not the Principal), you do so at your own risk.

The Department makes no representations or warranty that the Specifications have been prepared with reasonable care and does not assume a duty of care to you. DIT has no responsibility to inform you of any matter coming to DIT's notice which may affect the quality of the Specifications in any way. By downloading any specification from this site, you acknowledge and agree to DIT's Disclaimer

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DIT Master Specification Effective date
Project Controls June 2019
Roads  June 2019
Structures  June 2019
Transport Planning June 2019
Public Realm  June 2019
Railway  June 2019
Marine June 2019
MaintenanceJune 2019
Register of Changes - DIT Master Specification (.xlsx format)August 2020

See below for Master Specification Pre-June 2019

DIT Master Specification Effective date
Specific Introduction & Contract Specific Requirements  
Division G: General 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division D: Design (for design & construct contracts only) 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division CH: Construction & Handover 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division RW: Railways 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division R: Roadworks 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division CC: Concrete 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division S: Structures 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division L: Landscape 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division P: Professional Services (for AS4122 contracts; includes planning / design only contracts) 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division M: Road Maintenance 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018
Division W: Marine Works 1 July 2018Pre - 1 July 2018