National Construction Code 2016 adopted nationally on 1 May 2016

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

On 1 May 2016, the National Construction Code (NCC) 2016 came into operation across all Australian States and Territories.

The NCC 2016 sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia. Building and plumbing practitioners are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the NCC 2016 and the latest amendments to the code, which is available on the ABCB website.

Need advice on the NCC amendments? We can help.

The VBA can assist industry practitioners to interpret and apply the NCC 2016 amendments. For technical and regulatory advice on the NCC 2016, practitioners can:

Ask a technical advisor

If you have a technical enquiry related to the NCC 2016 or any other matter, please phone 1300 815 127 or email:

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Watch the VBA NCC 2016 online building presentations

The VBA's NCC 2016 online presentations provide information and examples on the amendments to the NCC 2016 Volume one, Volume two and Reference Standards. The online presentation is available on the VBA website.

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