Frequently Asked Questions

The Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme includes the Rules for the Scheme and the Approved Certifier and Approved User Agreements, as approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. It also includes the Protocol for the Assessment of Risks of Plumbing Products and the Protocol for Developing Product Specifications.

Yes. Both formats of the digital NCC can be viewed on mobile devices. The layout may change slightly in some instances based on the screen resolution available.

It is recommended that the browsers listed below are used when viewing the NCC Online. The version provided should be viewed as the minimum version to be used to ensure that NCC content will be displayed accurately.

  • Google Chrome 42;
  • Internet Explorer 10;
  • Mozilla Firefox 34; Opera 28; and
  • Safari 5.1.7.

Support for issues encountered with the use of unsupported browsers cannot be provided by the ABCB.

Compliance is achieved by meeting the Performance Requirements. Refer to How it works for more information on the structure of the NCC.

Detailed information about the National Construction Code (NCC) and how it works is available under the NCC section of this website.

No. As of NCC 2015, the ABCB will no longer produce hard copy versions. Instead, users have the option of printing the complete NCC set or individual volumes from PDF files in A4 format. Printing has also been enabled within the online service. Alternatively, individuals can arrange for a copy to be printed through their local print/copy shop for personal use, utilising the downloadable PDF.