Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) is responsible for enforcing workplace relations laws in the building and construction industry, and ensuring compliance with the Building Code 2013 (the Building Code). FWBC meets this responsibility through the provision of education, assistance and advice and, where necessary, by undertaking civil penalty litigation in the courts. FWBC also intervenes in court proceedings and makes submissions in matters before the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

The agency's primary focus is on four key areas of concern within the building and construction industry:

  • coercion;
  • freedom of association;
  • unlawful industrial action; and
  • right of entry.