Frequently Asked Questions

NCC 2019 contains a 12 month transition period that applies to the energy efficiency provisions in Section J of NCC Volume One and Parts 2.6 and 3.12 of NCC Volume Two. From 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020, either the energy efficiency provisions from NCC 2016 or NCC 2019 can be used. From 1 May 2020, only the energy efficiency provisions from NCC 2019 apply.

The transition period also applies to the defined terms and documents referenced within the energy efficiency provisions. Throughout the transition period definitions and referenced documents in the NCC 2019 energy efficiency provisions cannot be used in conjunction with the NCC 2016 provisions, and vice versa.

It should also be noted that the edition of the NCC that is applicable to a specific project may be influenced by State or Territory regulatory requirements. If you are unsure of how the regulatory arrangements operate in you jurisdiction, you should check with the relevant State or Territory agency responsible for building control legislation.

The Seminars are half day sessions starting at 9.30am to 12.30pm. Sydney and Melbourne also have an additional afternoon session, from 1.30pm until 4.30pm.

Individuals can register for access to the free digital NCC by selecting the register button at the top of this webpage. Registrations are for individuals only; there will be no shared access for organisations. Each registration will have its own unique login details based upon a user's email address, which requires verification before access is granted.

As part of the Regulatory Reform package, each of the State and Territory governments, in conjunction with the Commonwealth, increased their funding to the ABCB to enable free digital access, this commenced as of NCC 2015.

The ABCB's free NCC 'digital' service includes online access to the code from NCC 2016 onward. Printable PDF downloads are also available for all editions which allow for individuals to print all or part of the NCC volumes as required.

Yes. All registered users have access to copies of past NCC, BCA and PCA editions. Up until NCC 2015 these are available as downloadable PDF documents whereas both PDF and online formats are available for the NCC 2016 edition.