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National Construction Code now (NCC) free online


The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will be making the National Construction Code (NCC) free online from 2015.

This is an initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments to improve access to the code for the broader construction industry. Previously, the NCC has been available via purchase or subscription only.  

Information on pre-registering for NCC 2015, options for obtaining hard copy editions of the code and answers to frequently asked questions are provided in Issue 13 of The Australian Building Regulation Bulletin.

The NCC comprises of the Building Code of Australia and the Plumbing Code of Australia and is produced by the ABCB on behalf of the Australian governments for the purpose of new construction work in all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions.  

For more information and registration information can be found at

Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC, which will be available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 in readiness for when it takes effect on 1 May 2015. To pre-register, go to the home page of ABCB  website Upon pre-registering you will be provided with a password and access details.
Pre-registration only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will help ensure your immediate access to the NCC from 1 February 2015.

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