The Building Codes Committee


The Building Codes Committee (BCC) is the ABCB's peak building technical advisory body. The BCC is a valuable national forum for regulatory authorities and industry to consider technical matters relevant to building regulation reform and plays an active role in assisting the Board in meeting its obligations under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Guidelines and the Intergovernmental Agreement.

The BCC operates in alignment with the ABCB's Plumbing Code Committee to ensure a coordinated approach to building and plumbing regulatory reform.



  • ABCB Office (Chair)
  • Australian Government
  • All State and Territory Governments 
  • Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council
  • Australian Institute of Building
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Airconditioning and Heating
  • Building Designers Association
  • Building Products Innovation Council
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Consult Australia
  • Engineers Australia
  • Fire Protection Association of Australia
  • Housing Industry Association
  • Master Builders Australia
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Standards Australia
  • New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment - Observer
  • Building Research New Zealand Inc - Observer



The role of the BCC is to advise and make recommendations to the board on—

  • technical matters relevant to the Building Code of Australia (BCA);
  • strategic policy relevant to building control matters;
  • the merits of proposals to change the BCA to assist in the development of the ABCB Annual Business Plan; and

Provide advice and guidance to the ABCB Office—

  • at key stages of technical projects; and
  • on the overall direction and development process for technical projects through the review and endorsement of Project Management Briefs.


Updated: 27 November 2014