ABCB Housing Provisions


Part 9.1 Scope and application of Section 9

Part 9.1 Scope and application of Section 9

(1) This Section sets out the Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for—

  1. fire separation of external walls (see Part 9.2); and
  2. fire protection of separating walls (see Part 9.3); and
  3. fire separation of garage top dwellings (see Part 9.4); and
  4. smoke alarms and evacuation lighting (see Part 9.5).

(2) For other fire safety provisions not included in this Section, refer to NCC Volume Two H3D2(1) and (2): Fire hazard properties.

The application of this Section is subject to the following:

  1. The Governing Requirements of NCC Volume Two.
  2. The State and Territory variations, additions and deletions contained in the Schedules to the ABCB Housing Provisions and NCC Volume Two.

Explanatory information

In NCC 2019, the content of Section 9 of the ABCB Housing Provisions (other than content added in NCC 2022 or later) was contained in the acceptable construction practice for Parts 3.7.2 to 3.7.5 of NCC 2019 Volume Two.

The content of Part 3.7.1 has been retained within Part H3 of NCC Volume Two as it contains requirements which affect how other provisions referenced in Part H3 are applied.