Access design guide

The access provisions of the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (the 'Premises Standards') have been incorporated into the National Construction Code (NCC), formerly the Building Code of Australia (BCA), since BCA 2011 Volume 1 BCA. These apply to all building approvals and upgrades from 1 May 2011 on.

Providing access to buildings for people with disabilities is required under the NCC and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). It is also unlawful to treat a person with disabilities in a different way from other people when providing goods and services, and facilities.