National Construction Code Public Comment Draft

Public consultation is a crucial part of the National Construction Code (NCC) development process. 

The National Construction Code is updated every 3 years in response to emerging issues, industry research, public feedback and government policy direction between publishing cycles.

During the NCC Public Comment Draft (PCD) consultation process, the ABCB shares a list of proposed changes for the next edition of the NCC. A draft version of the updated NCC is provided to the public for review and feedback.

The consultation period allows people with industry knowledge and expertise to provide feedback on potential impacts of the changes, and the best way to implement them.

Read more about this public consultation process in The NCC Public Comment Draft article

How to provide feedback on suggested changes

The NCC Public Comment Draft is available on our Consultation Hub and will be open for feedback until 11:59 pm AEST 1 July 2024. Feedback will only be accepted through the Consultation Hub. Submissions must relate only to proposed changes.

NCC Public Comment Draft Roadshow

In May and June 2024 we held a series of events where we shared information about the proposed changes to the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). 

If you missed the events or would like to review the presentations, the videos are now available via our resource library or YouTube channel. Please note the event Q&A sections aren't included in the videos. 

Key proposed changes to the next edition of the NCC

The articles below provide detailed information about each of the significant amendments proposed for the next edition of the National Construction Code. 

Draft NCC volumes and Housing Provisions

During the NCC Public Comment Draft consultation process, the ABCB shares a list of proposed changes for the next edition of the NCC. A draft version of the updated NCC is provided to the public for review and feedback. View the Public Comment Draft documents on Consultation Hub and also on this page, underneath the key changes articles.