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Building laws and codes

Who's affected by this legislation?

  • Queensland's building and construction industry including the Queensland Building and Construction Commission licensees
  • Building professionals including building certifiers, engineers and planners
  • General community
  • Peak bodies including Master Builders Queensland and the Housing Industry Association
  • Local councils

Current laws and regulations

Current codes and standards

Visit Queensland legislation to access repealed or previous reprint editions of legislation.

Annual National Construction Code changes

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) releases draft amendments to all three volumes of the National Construction Code (NCC) for public comment. The frequency of NCC changes, from a 1-year to a 3-year amendment cycle, commenced with NCC 2016. To provide more accessibility to industry, the 2016 NCC volumes are now available free online.
The Building Codes Committee and Plumbing Codes Committee are the ABCB’s peak technical advisory bodies. Part of their roles is to provide advice and recommendations to the ABCB about the proposed NCC changes.
Building Legislation and Policy represents Queensland on both Committees.
If you would like to raise any issues about the NCC, please provide feedback through your industry body or directly to the ABCB. For more information visit

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