The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) is legislation under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The standards came into effect on 1 May 2011.
The purpose of the Premises Standards is to make sure:
The National Construction Code (NCC) specifies how buildings must be constructed to comply with the Premises Standards. States and territories adopt and enforce the NCC.
The Premises Standards and NCC also reference Australian Standards. You can access Australian Standards for non-commercial use through public libraries and some university libraries. Contact us at PremisesStandards@industry.gov.au if you have any issues.
We review the Premises Standards every 5 years on behalf of the responsible ministers.
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Last updated: 29 September 2021
Content ID: 67756