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Premises Standards and reviews

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:

  • 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 Disability Discrimination Act.

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 if you have any issues.

Premises Standards reviews

We review the Premises Standards every 5 years on behalf of the responsible ministers.

Each review:

  • checks if the Premises Standards are achieving their objectives
  • identifies changes to improve them.

Latest review

Premises Standards Review 2021

Previous review

Premises Standards Review 2016

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Contact us

  • Email
  • Phone 02 6213 7674
  • Write to us at Premises Standards Review Team, Industry Growth Division, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Last updated: 29 September 2021

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