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Guide to the Building Act 2016 (pdf, 837.6 KB)

This guide explains the operation of the Building Act 2016 and its regulations and what you need to know to perform your role under this legislation.

Approved forms

The Director of Building Control has approved the use of these forms as templates for use in the administration of the Act.


Early Childhood Centre and School Aged Care Facilities Code 2012 (pdf, 218.0 KB)

Health Service Establishments Code 2012 (pdf, 531.6 KB)


Director's Determination - Application of Requirements for Building in Bushfire Prone Areas Feb 2017 v1.0 (pdf, 143.4 KB)

Director's Determination - Building Administration Fee v1.0 (pdf, 231.9 KB)

Director's Determination - Categories of Building and Demolition Work v1.2 Feb 2017 (pdf, 398.9 KB)

Director's Determination - Categories of Plumbing Work Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 298.9 KB)

Director's Determination - Certificates by Qualified Persons for Assessable Items Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 367.4 KB)

Director's Determination - Director's Specified List Dec 2016 v1.0 (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Director's Determination - Fire Hazard Materials Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 152.4 KB)

Director's Determination - Maintenance of Prescribed Services Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 155.0 KB)

Director's Determination - Mandatory contract provisions (pdf, 297.0 KB)

Director's Determination - Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) (pdf, 61.5 KB)

Director's Determination - Required Maintenance of Plumbing Installations Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 305.1 KB)

Director's Determination - Requirements for Building in Bushfire Prone Areas Feb 2017 v2 (pdf, 196.9 KB)

Fact sheets

Fact Sheet - Condensation in Roofs (pdf, 204.8 KB)

Fact Sheet - Builders changes under Building Act (PDF, 360.5 KB)

Fact Sheet - Building practitioners changes to accreditation (PDF, 339.3 KB)

Fact Sheet - Building Practitioners Residential Building Work (pdf, 202.4 KB)

Fact Sheet - Building requirements for hazardous areas transitional provisions (pdf, 195.6 KB)

Fact Sheet - Building Surveyors changes to the Building Act (PDF, 367.5 KB)

Fact Sheet - Consumer guide to low risk building and plumbing work (pdf, 166.6 KB)

Fact Sheet - Essential Building Services (pdf, 182.3 KB)

Fact Sheet - Low Risk Work by an Owner or Competent Person (PDF, 183.7 KB)

Fact Sheet - Plumbers (pdf, 265.5 KB)

Fact Sheet - Sheds and similar structures - Building Act 2016 (PDF, 183.3 KB)


Aerated waste water treatment system guide May 2016 (pdf, 363.9 KB)

BSOL Condensation Guide 2014 GB383 (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Building Act - Guidelines - Inspection Plumbing Work Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 165.7 KB)

Building Act - Guidelines - Onsite waste water management systems Dec 2016 v1.0 (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Building Administration Fee and Industry Training Levy Guideline v1.0 (pdf, 83.4 KB)

Building Administration Fee Return Certificate Version 1.2 December 2016 (MS Excel Document, 57.0 KB)

Guide for Plumbers (pdf, 1.0 MB)

Guide to Building Act 2016 (pdf, 837.6 KB)

Guide to Standards and Tolerances 2017 (pdf, 4.8 MB)

Guidelines 6 Star Energy Efficiency Houses Oct 2014 GB382 (pdf, 752.7 KB)

Guidelines for determining plumbing category (pdf, 168.0 KB)

Manual of Authorisation and Accreditation Procedures for Plumbing Products and Systems (pdf, 435.0 KB)

Residential Building Consumer Guide 2016 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Wet areas compliance - PowerPoint slides - Aug 2016 (MS PowerPoint Document, 874.5 KB)

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