The Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) is committed to ensuring practitioners of all experience levels can understand and apply the code. To support you in your job and education, the ABCB regularly produces resources such as news articles, videos, infographics and case studies.

Here you can search the resource library by the topic you’re interested in, your profession or by a specific resource name. Each of our sites has it's own resource library which focuses on topics specific to that site. Hence, NCC-related material is collected in the NCC Resource Library and so forth. And if there’s something specific you would like to see made into a resource, please feel free to get in touch.

Business Plan 2010-11

The 2010-11 Business Plan is a reflection of the ABCB's commitment to implementing the regulatory reform agenda agreed by Governments.

Intellectual Property special request form

Interested parties, however, must obtain approval from the ABCB to use NCC content, prior to any reproduction or distribution of this content.

WaterMark Administrative Framework Structure

This flowchart demonstrates the WaterMark Administrative Framework

Improved WaterMark Certification Scheme Transition Timeline

This document describes the details and key dates associated with the transition from the old WaterMark Certification Scheme to the improved WaterMark Certification Scheme.

CodeMark Australia Information Brochure

This information brochure provides a summary of relevant information regarding the CodeMark Australia Certification Scheme

Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme

The Manual for the WaterMark Certification Scheme details the operating structure of the improved Scheme, and the process and procedural requirements for the certification of plumbing and drainage

Consultation report Accessible Housing Options paper

Consultation Report This report documents, in summary form, stakeholder feedback on the Accessible Housing Options Paper.

Final RIS Application of temperature control requirements for heated water

Final (Decision) RIS This Final (Decision) Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) considers scalding injuries and fatalities under the current inconsistent application of the requirements for tempering

Final RIS Process for the development of Performance Solutions

Regulation Impact Statement for decision In May 2020, the ABCB agreed to include in the Governing Requirements of NCC 2019 Amendment 1 of the NCC a process for the development and documenting Perfo

Protocol Regulation Impact Analysis

This protocol outlines the 'regulatory gatekeeper' processes undertaken by the ABCB when considering proposals to change the NCC.

Report RLB cost implications sprinkler protection

This report provides commentary on the cost implications of the proposed Deemed-to-Satisfy provision for the requirement of covered balconies to be sprinkler protected.

RIS Emergency egress for occupants with disability - Final Decision

This final decision Regulation Impact Statement considers a further five proposals that were developed with assistance of the Emergency Egress Forum.

RIS Slips, trips and falls - Final Decision

Final Decision RIS This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) analyses the likely impact of adopting the proposed BCA amendments into the BCA to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls

For information International building code development research organisations

For information This is a an information statement released by Australia, United States, Canada and New Zealand relating to the public release of the statement of outcomes Findings on Changing Risk

Energy efficiency requirements for fans in unitary AC equipment

This Advisory Note relates to the application of the DTS Provisions for energy efficiency in NCC Volume One for fans.

Comprehensive package of measures to improve fire safety in high rise buildings

This infographic outlines the work undertaken to complete the comprehensive package of measures to improve fire safety in high rise buildings.

Energy efficiency for NCC Volume One handbook

Provides guidance on the technical basis of the NCC requirements for the energy efficiency of multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings.

Adaptive thermal comfort and PMV

Performance Solution scenario This Performance Solution Scenario has been developed to assist building practitioners in formulating Performance Solutions concerning energy efficiency.

Verification using Green Star JV2

Performance Solution scenario This Performance Solution scenario has been developed to assist building practitioners in formulating Performance Solutions using the Green Star - Design and As Built

Building classifications

Understanding the NCC Understanding the NCC, Building classifications provides information for all users about the grouping of buildings as they are referred to in the NCC.