The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) is legislated under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
The purpose of the Premises Standards is to make sure:
- people with disability (and their family members, carers and friends) have equal access to public buildings
- building certifiers, developers and managers fulfil their responsibilities to people with disability under the Act.
The standards came into effect on 1 May 2011. They apply to building work after this date.
The Premises Standards specify how public buildings must provide access for people living with disability.
State and territory governments adopt the Premises Standards into their building codes.