Section F Health and amenity
Part F2 Sanitary and other facilities
Substitute application of Performance Requirement FP2.2 as follows:
FP2.2 only applies to—
- a Class 2 building or a Class 4 part of a building; and
- a Class 9a health-care building; and
- a Class 9c building; and
- an early childhood centre other than a restricted children’s service
Vic F2.0 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Performance RequirementsFP2.1 to FP2.6 are satisfied by complying with F2.1 to F2.9 and Vic F2.101.
Vic Table F2.3 Sanitary Facilities in Class 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 Buildings
|User Group||Closet Pans||Urinals||Washbasins|
|Class 9b — early childhood centre|
|Children||1 — 30||2||1 — 30||2|
|> 30||Add 1 per 15||> 30||Add 1 per 15|
Note to Vic Table F2.3: Facilities for use by children must be—
- junior closet pans, except that those in a restricted children’s service may be adult height toilets if they are fitted with a removable seat suitable for children and a wide and stable step in front; and
- washbasins with a rim height not exceeding 600 mm, except that those in a restricted children’s service may be adult height washbasins if they are provided with a wide and stable step in front; and
- except in a children’s service, accessible from both indoor and outdoor play areas; and
- in a children’s service, other than a restricted children’s service, the closet pans must be located in relation to children’s rooms and outdoor play spaces so that children using toilets can be observed by staff from children’s rooms and outdoor play space.
Vic F2.5 Construction of sanitary compartments
In an early childhood centre, other than a restricted children’s service, closet pans situated in a group for use by children must be separated from one another by means of a partition, which, except for the doorway, is opaque for a height of not less than 900 mm but not more than 1200 mm above the floor.
Vic F2.101 First aid rooms
If an assembly building, place of public entertainment (as defined in the Building Act 1993) or an open spectator stand accommodates more than 5000 spectators at an arena, sportsground, showground, racecourse, cricket ground, football ground, coursing ground, motor racing arena, or the like, a suitable room or rooms must be provided in accordance with Table F2.101 for use by para-medical attendants for first aid purposes.
Number of first aid rooms
5001–10 000 spectators
1 first aid room
10 001–15 000 spectators
2 first aid rooms
15 001–30 000 spectators
3 first aid rooms
each extra 15 000 spectators or part thereof
1 first aid room
Conditions: First aid rooms required by (a) must—
be distributed as uniformly as possible throughout the assembly building or open spectator stand; and
be convenient to a public road; and
be readily accessible from within and outside the arena or ground; and
have a floor area of not less than 24 m2; and
be provided with a suitable wash basin or sink.
Part F3 Room sizes
Vic FP3.1 Habitable room or space sufficient size
A habitable room or space must have sufficient size to enable the room or space to fulfil its intended use.
Compliance with FP3.1 is verified in relation to the height of a habitable room or space where the height of a habitable room or space provides an appropriate activity support level that does not unduly interfere with its intended function.
Vic F3.0 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Performance RequirementVic FP3.1 is satisfied by complying with F3.1 and Vic F3.101 to Vic F3.103.
Vic F3.101 Children’s services — size of rooms
A children’s room in a children’s service must have a floor area allowing a clear space of at least 3.25 m2 for each child using that room.
When calculating the clear space required by (a) any passageway or thoroughfare less than 3 metres wide, kitchen, toilet or shower area, storage area (including cupboards), areas through which doors may swing, cot rooms (including areas where fixed cots will be used or stored) or any other ancillary area must not be included.
Vic F3.102 Class 3 buildings — size of rooms
A habitable room in a Class 3 building (other than a residential aged care building)—
must have a floor area of at least 7.5 m2; or
may have a floor area less than 7.5 m2 provided the room has light and ventilation not less than that required for a room having a floor area of 7.5 m2.
Vic F3.103 Class 3, 9a and 9c residential aged care buildings — size of rooms
In a residential aged care building—
each bedroom must have a floor area of not less than 12 m2 per occupant; and
all other common habitable rooms (other than kitchens) must have a floor area of not less than 7.5 m2 with—
in a Class 3 hostel or supported residential services building or Class 9c building an aggregate floor area of not less than 3.5 m2 per occupant; or
in a Class 9a nursing home an aggregate floor area of not less than 2.5 m2 per occupant.
Part F4 Light and ventilation
Vic F4.1 Provision of natural light
Class 9b buildings — to all general purpose classrooms in primary or secondary schools and all playrooms or the like for the use of children in an early childhood centre other than a restricted children’s service.
Vic F4.2 Methods and extent of natural lighting
In a Class 2, 3 or 9 building or Class 4 part of a building a required window that faces a boundary of an adjoining allotment or a wall of the same building or another building on the allotment must not be less than a horizontal distance from that boundary or wall that is the greater of—
generally — 1 m; and
in a patient care area or other room used for sleeping purposes in a Class 9a or Class 9c building — 3 m; and
50% of the square root of the exterior height of the wall in which the window is located, measured in metres from its sill.
In a Class 9b early childhood centre, other than a d, the sills of 50% of windows in children's rooms must be located not more than 500 mm above the floor level.