Our role

The role of the ABCC is to promote understanding of and enforce compliance with Australia’s workplace laws in the building and construction industry.

Our responsibilities

The ABCC is responsible for the following workplace relations matters in the building and construction industry:

Education and advice

We provide education and advice by:

Investigations and audits

We conduct investigations and audits in regard to alleged contraventions of:

We monitor compliance with Commonwealth Building Codes through site visits, site inspection and audits.

Taking legal action

In certain circumstances, we institute proceedings for contraventions of the BCIIP Act and FW Act, particularly in relation to:

We may also intervene in court proceedings or make submissions to the Fair Work Commission, when the proceedings involve a building industry participant or building work.

Where appropriate, we refer matters to other Commonwealth or state and territory bodies, including the: