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National Construction Code 2022

The Building Information Gateway (BIG) provides full access to the 2022 National Construction Code published by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), in all our subscription plans.

The NCC 2022 has now been adopted (1 May 2023).

For more information on how to use the NCC 2022, refer to our article NCC 2022 on BIG.

The NCC Primary Referenced standards are available separately in the following sets:
NCC Primary References Set 
NCC Primary References Plus Set
NCC Primary References Large Business Set

Name Publisher
Adequacy of Female Public Sanitary Facilities: Impact Analysis
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
The purpose of this impact analysis is to evaluate the regulatory impacts of proposed changes to increase the minimum required provisions for female public sanitary facilities; the proposed changes attempt to address unreasonable queuing times for females which are currently far longer than those for males.
Apartment energy efficiency Handbook
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Assists in understanding the energy efficiency provisions in NCC Volume One that apply to Class 2 apartment buildings.
Understanding the NCC: Waterproofing in houses
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
The waterproofing provisions in NCC Volume Two require a building to be constructed in a way that prevents potential health risk, dangerous conditions or any damage to building elements which can caused by dampness or waterflow from wet areas such as bathrooms, laundries or the like in a building.
NCC 2022 Volume 1 Building Code of Australia
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Primarily covers the design and construction of multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public assembly buildings and some associated structures.
NCC 2022 Volume 2 Building Code of Australia
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Primarily covers the design and construction of smaller scale buildings including houses, small sheds, carports and some associated structures.
NCC 2022 Volume 2 & Housing Provisions
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Compiles the National Construction Code 2022 Volume 2 Building Code of Australia AND the ABCB 2022 Housing Provisions Standard.
NCC 2022 Volume 3 Plumbing Code of Australia
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Covers the design, construction and maintenance of plumbing and drainage systems in new and existing buildings.
Consolidated Performance Requirements
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Provides a compilation of all NCC Performance Requirements and the supporting General Requirements.
NCC 2022 Table of BCA 2022 References by BCA 2019 Reference: Lexicon
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Maps the NCC 2022 reference with the relevant NCC 2019 reference.
Understanding the NCC: Building classifications
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Building classifications are referenced in Section A of the Governing Requirements, Part A6 of the NCC.
Sound transmission and insulation in buildings
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
The Sound Transmission and Insulation in Buildings Handbook assists in understanding the sound transmission and insulation requirements in the NCC Volume One and Volume Two.
Cross-Connection Control Handbook
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Assists in understanding cross-connection control and the requirements of NCC Volume Three, the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA).
Fire Safety Verification Method Standard
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Provides a process for engineering the design of fire safety Performance Solutions. The document provides the flexibility required to develop Performance Solutions while still maintaining the level of safety required by the NCC.
Indoor Air Quality Verification Methods Handbook
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Assists in understanding the indoor air quality (IAQ) Verification Methods in NCC Volumes One and Two (F6V1 and F6V2 in NCC Volume One and H4V3 of NCC Volume Two).
Housing Energy Efficiency Handbook
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Assists in understanding the energy efficiency provisions in NCC Volume Two that apply to houses.
Whole-of-Home Efficiency Factors Standard
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
This ABCB Standard provides WOH efficiency factors for Class 1 dwellings, Class 2 sole-occupancy units and Class 4 parts of buildings in the energy efficiency provisions of the NCC; It applies in each NCC climate zone and jurisdiction.
NatHERS Heating and Cooling Load Limits Standard
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
NatHERS compliance pathway for energy efficiency.
Condensation in Buildings Handbook
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Assists in understanding the condensation requirements in NCC 2022 Volumes One and Two.
Livable Housing Design Standard
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Provides a set of technical provisions that if complied with will enable dwellings to better meet the needs of the community, including older people and people with mobility limitations
Bushfire Verification Methods Handbook
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Assists in understanding the Verification Methods for building in bushfire prone areas in NCC Volumes One and Two (G5V1 in NCC Volume One and H7V2 in NCC Volume Two).
Lead in Plumbing Products: Implementation Plan
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
From 1 September 2025, only products conforming to the lead free provisions, where required, will be authorised for use in plumbing installations.
Understanding the NCC: Thermal bridging in residential buildings
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
The following is a general representation and introduction to the DTS Provisions for thermal bridging in residential buildings.
ABCB Housing Provisions Standard 2022
Latest
Australian Building Codes Board
Contains Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions that are considered to be acceptable forms of construction that meet the requirements for complying with Parts H1 to H8 of NCC Volume Two.
NatHERS 2022: Whole of Home Overview
Current
NatHERS
The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, or NatHERS, is being expanded to include Whole of Home assessments and ratings to support the proposed National Construction Code energy efficiency requirements for residential buildings in 2022; the changes will help households improve a home's energy efficiency and reduce energy use, which provides a range of benefits including lower energy bills, improved comfort and health for occupants, and reduced carbon emissions.
Construction of buildings in flood hazard areas: ABCB Standard
Current
Australian Building Codes Board
Specifies requirements for flood-resistant design and construction of buildings that are subject to the NCC requirements and that are located, in whole or in part, in flood hazard areas.