The National Construction Code (NCC) is a key resource for the building and construction industry, that sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia. The NCC, published by the Australian Building Codes Board, incorporates all on-site building and plumbing requirements into a single code. The NCC also provides the minimally necessary requirements for safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and construction of buildings.
To access the current NCC 2019 Amendment 1 (valid from 1 July 2020), available free of charge, register and create your account with the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).
The award-winning interactive experience of a graphical, 3D design of a house provides a simple and entertaining way to discover building and plumbing Standards referenced within the NCC that apply to residential dwellings. The 3D nodes and interactive hotspots on the house allow to see which Standards apply and are referenced by the NCC.
Australian Standards database, provided by SAI Global Standards, maintains the world’s largest repository of standards and technical publications, including the complete collection of current Australian Standards. The standards database is limited to 3 simultaneous users only. If you are unable to access the database immediately, try logging in again later. It is important to log out when you have finished using it to enable access to others. Select quick search to enter the standards number, keyword or title and then click on search. There is no need to enter AS or AS/NZS in front of a standard number when searching for a specific standard.
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provides statistics on a broad range of subject areas including government, economy, education, population. Refer to it’s Building and Construction site for the statistics information on building and construction activities.
It is possible to search for Australian Standards referenced in legislation and case law via the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) freely available database. The AustLII database provides access to a broad range of legislation and cases from across Australia.
IBISWorld provides industry and company data and business environment statistics for a wide range of Australian industries and companies. Check out the house construction industry for some relevant research reports.