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Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards - 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.

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 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Disability Discrimination Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Attorney-General's Department

Human Rights Commission

Contact details

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