We ensure safe and sustainable building and plumbing systems through regulatory and non-regulatory measures, in collaboration with Australian governments and industry.

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a standards writing body responsible for the National Construction Code, WaterMark and CodeMark Certification Schemes, and regulatory reform in the construction industry. The ABCB is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments, together with the building and plumbing industries.

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This notice is to provide direction on the certification transition arrangements for the lead free requirements for plumbing products, as outlined in NCC 2022 Volume Three.


This notice is to provide direction on the material to be used in the manufacture of plumbing products, which contain copper alloy and are intended for use in contact with drinking water, to achiev


This Fire Safety Verification Method provides a process for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions.


This ABCB Standard provides a set of technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including older people and people with mobility limi


Provides information for selecting and installing gutters and downpipes, including overflow measures for housing.

This corrigendum changes expiry dates contained in NCC 2019 and NCC 2019 Amendment 1 relevant to some NCC referenced documents.


This toolkit contains a variety of written and visual resources for stakeholders to share information about the WaterMark Certification Scheme across media and communication channels.

This report is a quantified risk assessment relating to the risk to vulnerable occupants in Class 9 Buildings associated with bushfire attacks in designated bushfire prone areas.


This report indicates the likely design and cost implications of complying with the revised Section G of NCC Volume One on a range of ‘example’ buildings.


In March 2022, the Board agreed to implement new bushfire provisions for certain Class 9 buildings in the NCC.

The new requirements will apply to:

This resource has been developed to provide guidance on how plumbing regulations work in Australia.

This notice is to provide clarification on achieving a compliant solution for a flushing cistern with optional top or bottom cistern inlet valve connections.


This Implementation Plan is a roadmap for the national transition to low lead plumbing products through NCC 2022.

The 2020-2023 Business Plan is a reflection of the ABCB's commitment to implementing the regulatory reform agenda agreed by Governments.


This report summarises the process and outputs developed in response to the Building Confidence Report.


This macro-economic analysis was commissioned by the ABCB to inform the development of responses to the Building Confidence Report.


Recommendations 1 & 2 - This model guidance, developed for state and territory consideration and implementation, sets out a consistent national registration framework for building practitioners

Recommendation 22 - This glossary contains the terms and definitions developed to support interpretation and implementation of all model guidance.

Recommendation 21 - The Building Product Assurance Framework provides a pathway for improving building product safety.

Recommendation 20 - This model guidance, developed for state and territory consideration and implementation, sets out principles and proposed legislative measures for regulating minimum building ma


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