Premises Standards reviews
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 Premises Standards:
- ensure people with a disability and their family members, carers and friends, have equal access to public buildings (and facilities and services in those buildings)
- set the requirements and technical specifications building practitioners must comply with when designing new public buildings (including common areas in apartments)
The National Construction Code contains these requirements, and states and territories enforce them.
The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in consultation with the Attorney-General is required to review the Premises Standards every 5 years.
2020 Premises standards review
We’ve started the second review of the Premises Standards.
The review aims to:
- check if the Premises Standards are achieving their objectives
- identify changes to improve them
We expect to complete the review in May 2021 with improvements to the Standards.
The review will gather input through:
- a discovery process to help shape the review and Terms of Reference (August to September)
- consultation on a discussion paper and technical details
- ongoing opportunities to have your say
During the discovery phase you can:
- take a survey or make a general comment online
- upload a video, audio or written submission
- talk to our team on the phone
- send your feedback by email or mail
- access an Easy Read guide
Read more about building and construction standards
- Email PremisesStandards@industry.gov.au
- 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: 12 November 2020
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