ABCB Accessible Housing Project

As a direct outcome of ANUHD’s advocacy, the Australian Building Codes Board is considering the possible inclusion of a minimum accessibility standard for housing in the National Construction Code (NCC).

Project timeline

  2018    Accessible Housing Options Paper released for public comment

Accessible Housing National Consultation Forums (see below)

  2019 Consultation Outcomes Report

Work begins on Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)

  2020 Conclusion of RIS process

Development of content for NCC 2022 (if directed by Governments)

  2021   Consultation on NCC 2022 public comment draft

Decision on inclusion of accessible housing provisions

ABCB Board determines NCC provisions if Governments decide to proceed

  2022 NCC takes effect in all States and Territories on 1 May

 ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper

is  ABCB Accessible Housing Options Paper


If you have any questions regarding this project,
please email


Australian Building Codes Board’s (ABCB) National Consultation Forums for Accessible Housing

Dates and venues have now been confirmed and you can now secure your place to attend.

Forums are free to attend but booking is essential.

There are limited places, so BOOK NOW!

Forum details

*Indicates forum date has changed

Canberra – Monday 15 October, National Convention Centre

*Adelaide – Tuesday 16 October, Adelaide Convention Centre

Perth – Friday 19 October, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

*Sydney – Thursday 25 October, Sydney Masonic Centre

*Hobart – Friday 26 October, Hobart Grand Chancellor

Brisbane – Tuesday 30 October, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne – Wednesday 31 October, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

*Darwin – Thursday 1 November, Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre

The forums will focus on the ABCB’s Accessible Housing Options Paper, which will be available for download from the ABCB website shortly.

Booking is required, even if you have previously registered your interest with the ABCB.

Following the conclusion of the final forum a video recording will be available from the ABCB website.