The ABCC's purpose is:
- to enforce workplace relations laws in the building and construction industry through the provision of education, assistance and advice and, where necessary, civil penalty litigation in the courts; and
- to ensure compliance with Building Codes by educating the industry, monitoring compliance and, where appropriate, seeking rectification by, or sanctions against, non-compliant contractors.1
1 Purpose statement 2 in the FWBC Corporate Plan 2016–17 refers only to ensuring compliance with the Building Code 2013. This has been updated to "Building Codes" to include the introduction of the 2016 Code on 2 December 2016 in the agency's analysis of its performance in the 2016–17 reporting period.