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DIT 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.

DIT Request for Tender documents are prepared from standard templates, which are available from the Schedule of Contract Documents & Scope of Contract.

About the Master Specification

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 relevant 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 on this site.

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 website disclaimer.

Some documents on this page do not meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). If you have difficulty accessing information in these documents, please email

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Latest Version

DIT Master Specification - Latest Version Effective date
Project Controls November 2022
Roads July 2022
Structures July 2022
Transport Planning November 2022
Public Realm July 2022
Railway July 2022
Marine July 2022
Maintenance July 2022
Register of Changes - DIT Master Specification (.xlsx format) November 2022

August 2021

DIT Master Specification - August 2021 Download (.zip)
August 2021 - All Parts Link
August 2021 - MaintenanceLink
August 2021 - MarineLink
August 2021 - Project ControlsLink
August 2021 - Public RealmLink
August 2021 - RailwayLink
August 2021 - RoadsLink
August 2021 - StructuresLink
August 2021 - Transport PlanningLink

August 2020

DIT Master Specification - August 2020 Download (.zip)
August 2020 - All Parts Link
August 2020 - Project Controls (incl. Transport Planning) Link
August 2020 - Structures Link
August 2020 - Public Realm Link
August 2020 - Railway Link
August 2020 - Marine Link
August 2020 - Maintenance Link

June 2019

DIT Master Specification - June 2019 Download (.zip)
June 2019 - All Parts Link
June 2019 - Project Controls (incl. Transport Planning) Link
June 2019 - Structures Link
June 2019 - Public Realm Link
June 2019 - Railway Link
June 2019 - Marine Link
June 2019 - Maintenance Link