In accordance with its responsibilities under the BCIIP Act, the ABCC:

  1. enforces 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
  2. ensures compliance with building codes1 by educating the industry, monitoring compliance and, where appropriate, seeking rectification by, or sanctions against, noncompliant contractors.

These purposes are achieved through three core activities:

  • providing education, assistance and advice to building industry participants
  • undertaking compliance activities
  • pursuing enforcement activities.

1 The ABCC is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Building Code 2013 and the Code.