The Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) work program comprises work identified in the Business Plan, as well as a range of initiatives and projects that deliver on key policy priorities identified by Building Ministers.

On this page you will find information on each of the ABCB’s current initiatives. You can also find out more about the work program through the current Business Plan.

Building Confidence Report Implementation Team

The BCR Implementation Team operates under the Australian Building Codes Board, and develops a National Framework for the consistent implementation of recommendations of the Building Confidence Report.


The Australian Building Codes Board provides resources for practitioners to better understand and competently use the National Construction Code, free for download from our resource library.

Fire Safety

Here you will find out what projects are currently being undertaken by the Australian Building Codes Board to ensure the robustness of the NCC fire safety provisions.

Accessible housing

Under the Accessible Housing project, regulatory analysis is currently being undertaken of options for minimum accessibility standards for housing applied through the National Construction Code.

Improved NCC useability

The Improved NCC useability initiative ensures a more user-friendly online National Construction Code that is better understood by a broad base of practitioners.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is a core focus of the Australian Building Codes Board and forms part of the Australian Governments’ strategies to improve energy productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Increased and competent use of performance

Find out how the Australian Building Codes Board is working to increase competent use of the National Construction Code's Performance Requirements.

Plumbing Code Research

The Australian Building Codes Board undertakes Plumbing Code Research and Development Projects, to ensure the rigorous development of Volume Three of the National Construction Code.

WaterMark awareness

The WaterMark Certification Scheme is a mandatory scheme for plumbing and drainage products of a certain type. Certification ensures products are fit for purpose and appropriately authorised for use.

International relations

The Australian Building Codes Board participates in a number of international initiatives, and assists it in helping deliver on its Intergovernmental Agreement’s objective for an internationally competitive building industry.