1 May 2023 marks the adoption of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 by the states and territories.
NCC 2022 includes some of the biggest changes to the National Construction Code since the Building Codes of Australia and the Plumbing Code of Australia were combined in 2011.
What’s new from 1 May
NCC 2022 contains significant changes in effect from 1 May 2023, including:
- new consistent volume structure
- new housing provisions standard.
Other changes include:
- Early childhood centres
- Fire safety of external walls
- Falls to floor waste
- Number of exits
- Quantification of Performance
- Referenced Standards.
For more information see the NCC or read our What’s new about NCC 2022 article.
Some major changes in NCC 2022 are subject to longer transition periods, including:
- livable housing
- energy efficiency and condensation mitigation
- lead free plumbing products.
For more information, see this transition table.
We recommend users access the new edition of the Code online at NCC Online.
We’ve made several enhancements to our website to make accessing and using the Code an easier and faster experience.
Changes include removing the requirement to log in to NCC Online to access the code. This means users no longer need to register or log in to read the current NCC or previous editions.
While registration is not mandatory, we still recommend registering as a user. Subscribe to our newsletter and announcements so you can stay up to date and be among the first to hear about consultations and resources that we’ve released.
Where can I get a copy of NCC 2022?
NCC Online is the authorised source of all things NCC 2022.
You can download PDF versions of all 3 NCC Volumes and the ABCB standards from our website.
You’ll also be able to purchase a printed copy of NCC 2022 from our commercial providers. Please check their stores for availability.
What help is available to understand and use the NCC?
NCC 2022 marks one of the biggest changes to an edition of the National Construction Code since the Building Codes of Australia and the Plumbing Code of Australia were combined in 2011.
To help you navigate these changes and better understand NCC 2022, we have curated a set of helpful resources.
Read our Understanding NCC 2022 article to learn more.