Changes to Building Regulations 2018

On 26 September 2023, amendments were made to the Building Regulations 2018, through the Building and Plumbing Amendment (National Construction Code and Other Matters) Regulations 2023, to enable:
  • Delayed implementation for energy efficiency, condensation management and livable housing requirements until 1 May 2024. Until then, practitioners may continue to use relevant National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 requirements.
  • Regulatory integration of the latest fire safety sprinkler standards referenced in the Victorian Schedule 10 to NCC 2022 Volume One.
  • Removal of duplicated requirements for bushfire protection for Class 9 buildings.
  • Updated references to reflect the new clause referencing system of the NCC 2022.

For more detailed information on these changes, visit the building legislative and regulatory amendments web page.

If you have questions about the changes, please contact the VBA on 1300 815 127 or email for building enquiries.