The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) is legislation under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. They came into effect on 1 May 2011.
The purpose of the Disability Standards for Access to Premises is to make sure:
The National Construction Code contains these requirements. It explains how buildings must be constructed. States and territories adopt the NCC and enforce it.
Premises Standards and the NCC also reference Australian Standards. You can access Australian Standards for non-commercial use through public libraries and certain university libraries. Contact us at PremisesStandards [at] industry.gov.au if you have any issues.
The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in consultation with the Attorney-General is required to review the Premises Standards every 5 years.
We’ve started the second review of the Premises Standards.
The review aims to:
We expect to complete the review in mid-2021 with improvements to the Premises Standards.
Our review included:
Feedback methods included:
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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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