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The Premises Standards help ensure people with disability have equal access to public buildings.

We review the Premises Standards every 5 years to:

  • check they are achieving their objectives
  • identify ways to improve them.

As part of the 2021 review, we consulted over 500 people, including:

  • people with disability
  • other stakeholders in the disability sector
  • building professionals
  • employers
  • people in all levels of government.

The review identified 4 actions the Australian Government can take to ensure the Premises Standards keep meeting their objectives. These actions will:

  • improve regulations for accessible carparks, automatic doors and the dimensions of openings
  • help people understand their rights and responsibilities under the standards
  • improve the data available for future reviews
  • increase consistency between the Premises Standards and other disability standards.
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