The Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) is committed to ensuring practitioners of all experience levels can understand and apply the code. To support you in your job and education, we regularly produce resources such as news articles, videos, infographics and case studies.

You can search the resource library by the topic you’re interested in, your profession or by a specific resource name. Each of our sites has its own resource library which focuses on topics specific to that site. Hence, NCC-related material is collected in the NCC Resource Library and so forth. If there’s something specific you would like to see made into a resource, please get in touch.

This toolkit contains a variety of written and visual resources for stakeholders to share information about the WaterMark Certification Scheme across media and communication channels.

This report is a quantified risk assessment relating to the risk to vulnerable occupants in Class 9 Buildings associated with bushfire attacks in designated bushfire prone areas.

Report

This report indicates the likely design and cost implications of complying with the revised Section G of NCC Volume One on a range of ‘example’ buildings.

Report

In March 2022, the Board agreed to implement new bushfire provisions for certain Class 9 buildings in the NCC.

The new requirements will apply to:

This resource has been developed to provide guidance on how plumbing regulations work in Australia.

This video provides an overview of how to use the ABCB’s Lighting Calculator for Non-residential Class 2 Common areas, Class 3, Class 5 to 7 and Class 9 buildings.

The 2020-2023 Business Plan is a reflection of the ABCB's commitment to implementing the regulatory reform agenda agreed by Governments.

Plan

The NCC 2019 facade calculator assists in understanding and applying the NCC Volume One Part J1.5 Building fabric DTS Provisions, and the JV3 Verification Method (Verification using a reference bui

Calculator

Shows the performance-based design process for a house in a flood hazard area. It is recommended to read in conjunction with the Developing a Performance Solution process document.

Case study

The NCC 2019 lighting calculator assists in understanding and applying the NCC Volume Two, Part 3.12.5.5 Artificial lighting Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions for energy efficiency.

Calculator

Relates to the application of the DTS Provisions for energy efficiency in NCC Volume One for fans.

Shows the performance-based design process when selecting fans based on system resistance and fan efficiency as part of the energy efficiency of a new retail building.

Case study

Shows a performance-based design process for the ventilation for a university building using adaptive thermal comfort and predicted mean vote (PMV) for energy efficiency.

Case study

This infographic gives an overview of the project timeframes and working group participants for the NCC 2022 energy efficiency project.

The focus of this video is on the NCC provisions for access for people (including those with disability) in Volume One.

This video explores the purpose and operation of the WaterMark Certification Scheme for plumbing and drainage products.

This video provides guidance on how to use NCC Volume One to find and interpret information about Performance Requirements and compliance solutions.

The focus of this video is building classifications, which are essential to understanding and using the NCC correctly.

The focus of this video is the purpose, structure and contents of the NCC.

The focus of this video is how to use NCC Volume Two, to find and interpret information about Performance Requirements and compliance solutions.