The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is committed to ensuring best practice in the building and construction industry. There are two product certification schemes to provide a nationally consistent quality of materials and products; the voluntary CodeMark building product certification scheme which the ABCB owns and jointly manages and the mandatory WaterMark plumbing and drainage product certification scheme which is managed and administered by the ABCB.
CodeMark is a building product certification scheme. The ABCB and New Zealand’s Department of Building and Housing (DBH) manage the CodeMark Product Certification Scheme in their respective countries. The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) accredits certification bodies.
These third-party CodeMark certification bodies evaluate and certify products to ensure they meet specified requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). A register of CodeMark certified products is maintained by the ABCB and listed on this website. Relevant legislation requires building control authorities to accept CodeMark certified products.
More information on CodeMark.
There is a requirement in the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) for certain plumbing and drainage materials and products to be certified and authorised for use in a plumbing or drainage installation. These materials and products are certified and authorised through the application of the WaterMark Certification Scheme.
Until the 25th of February 2013 the Scheme was managed by the National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) and administered by Standards Australia. The Scheme is currently managed and administered by the ABCB.
Certified materials and products are identifiable by the WaterMark trademark, which must be displayed on the product or material upon the granting of a WaterMark Certificate of Conformity.
More information on WaterMark.