Building Code of Australia - Western Australia


You are required to comply with the Code if you intend to undertake building work or work in the building industry in Western Australia. The Code covers the technical details and minimum standards of design and construction of buildings and other structures in relation to:

  • structure
  • fire resistance
  • access and exits
  • services and equipment
  • energy efficiency
  • health and amenities.

It covers standards for builders with and without a builder's permit. Please note that the Code is reviewed and amended each year.

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Building Code of Australia (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Building Act 2011 WA

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2012 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building Commission

Contact details

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Building Commission

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 489 099
Fax: 08 6251 1501
Website: Building Commission (Opens in new window)