Our Vision

That all Australian building and construction workplaces are productive and harmonious.

Our Mission

To ensure that the Rule of Law prevails in the Australian building and construction industry.

Our Role

Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) regulates workplace relations laws in the building and construction industry.


FWBC is an independent statutory agency established by the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 (FWBI Act). FWBC commenced operations on 1 June 2012, replacing its predecessor, the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC).

Responsible Ministers and Portfolio

FWBC sits within the portfolio of the Department of Employment. The FWBC Director is an independent Public Office Holder who reports to the Minister for Employment.

Our Outcome

FWBC has a single outcome and program as set out in the Portfolio Budget Statement:

Enforce workplace relations laws in the building and construction industry and ensure compliance with those laws by all participants in the building and construction industry through the provision of education, assistance and advice.

Our Staff

As at 30 June 2015, FWBC had 124 ongoing staff, 21 non-ongoing staff, and one statutory appointment.


FWBC has offices in all six Australian states and two Australian territories. The agency’s head office is located in Melbourne.