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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 - Latest Version Effective date
Project ControlsAugust 2021
RoadsAugust 2021
StructuresAugust 2021
Transport PlanningAugust 2021
Public RealmAugust 2021
RailwayAugust 2021
MarineAugust 2021
MaintenanceAugust 2021
Register of Changes - DIT Master Specification (.xlsx format)August 2021

See below for Previous Releases of the Master Specification 

DIT Master Specification - August 2020 Download (.ZIP)
August 2020 - All PartsLink
August 2020 - Project Controls (incl. Transport Planning)Link
August 2020 - StructuresLink
August 2020 - Public RealmLink
August 2020 - RailwayLink
August 2020 - MarineLink
August 2020 - MaintenanceLink
DIT Master Specification - June 2019Download (.ZIP)
June 2019 - All PartsLink
June 2019 - Project Controls (incl. Transport Planning)Link
June 2019 - StructuresLink
June 2019 - Public RealmLink
June 2019 - RailwayLink
June 2019 - MarineLink
June 2019 - MaintenanceLink