Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)

About the ABCB

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is a Council of Australian Government (COAG) standards writing body that is responsible for the development of the National Construction Code (NCC), comprising of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA). The first edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) was produced in 1988.

The ABCB is a joint initiative of all three levels of government in Australia. It was established by an Inter-Government Agreement (IGA) that was first signed by the Commonwealth, States and Territories on 1 March 1994. The ABCB is also a regulatory reform vehicle for COAG, and reports to the Australian Government Minister and State and Territory Ministers responsible for building and plumbing regulatory matters, also known as the Building Ministers' Forum (BMF).