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About the National Construction Code

The National Construction Code is Australia’s primary set of technical design and construction provisions for buildings. The NCC comprises the Building Code of Australia, volumes one and two; and the Plumbing Code of Australia, volume three.

What does the Building Code of Australia cover?

The BCA contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures, covering:

  • structure
  • fire resistance
  • access and egress
  • services and equipment
  • energy efficiency
  • health and amenity

What does the Plumbing Code of Australia cover?

The PCA contains the technical provisions for the design, construction, installation, replacement, repair, alteration and maintenance of:

  • water services
  • sanitary plumbing and drainage systems
  • stormwater drainage systems
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • on-site wastewater management systems
  • on-site liquid trade waste management systems