Premises Standards Review 2016

Date published:
1 March 2017

We review the Disability (Access to Premises—Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) every 5 years to ensure they are working well.

The rules ensure that new buildings, or new work on old buildings, provide the right levels of access for people with disability. The standards came into effect on 1 May 2011.

The review:

See our discussion papers and submissions on our Consultation Hub

Government response

The government response agreed to:

  • implement 21 technical amendments
  • increase awareness of educational and training materials
  • establish a data framework
  • put in place a cohesive structure for progressing future reforms


After this review, we implemented key recommendations.

Outcomes included:

  • technical amendments to align the Premises Standards with the National Construction Code
  • providing for adult accessible change facilities
  • establishing an expert advisory group to guide and assist with later reviews