Building Code

The Building Code 2013 is currently under review. The Building Code 2013 sets out the Australian Government’s expected standards for all building industry participants involved in Commonwealth-funded construction projects.

Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014

On 17 April, the Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz published an advance release of the Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014. More information is available in the media release.

On 12 May 2014, the Minister released an Explanatory Statement to the Advance Release of the Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014.

Building and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) 2014 – Agreement Assessments

On 17 April 2014 the Government published an advance release of theBuilding and Construction Industry (Fair and Lawful Building Sites) Code 2014 (the Code). When the Code is formally released, a re-established Australian Building and Construction Commission may issue a determination that an enterprise agreement meets the requirements of section 11 of the Code. However, until the Code is formally released, the department will undertake interim assessments of draft agreements for compliance with the advance release of the Code. Entities that would like an interim assessment should email the draft agreement to building@employment.gov.au.

Want to know more?

National Code Hotline 1300 731 293

Email: building@employment.gov.au

Building Code 2013

The Building Code 2013 was issued under the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 (FWBI Act).

The Building Code 2013 came into effect on 1 February 2013. A copy of the Building Code 2013 is available, and the Building Code 2013 explanatory statement is also available.

The Supporting Guidelines for Commonwealth Funding Entities set out the Commonwealth procurement obligations placed on funding entities.

A Fact Sheet containing further information on the application of the Building Code 2013 can be found at The Building Code 2013 - Questions and Answers.

For information concerning Sanctions for breaches of the Building Code 2013 please visit our resources page.

Want to know more?

Email building@employment.gov.au