Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards 2010 - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this standard if you are a building certifier, developer or manager and intend to construct a new building or a new part of an existing building. The purpose of this standard is to ensure that people with disabilities are able to gain access to buildings. The standard includes requirements for:

  • Adequate signage
  • Access to the building
  • Dedicated car parks


  • Lift capacity.

Please be aware that sole-occupant dwellings and some classes of buildings may be exempt from this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 AG

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Civil Justice and Legal Services Group

International Law and Human Rights

Contact details

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Enquiries, Head Office

International Law and Human Rights

Civil Justice and Legal Services Group

Attorney-General's Department

Operating address: 3-5 National Circuit
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Phone: 02 6141 6666