Why does the ABCC matter?

The building and construction industry is the third-largest contributor to GDP in Australia and provides employment to almost 1.2 million people. A fair, efficient and productive building and construction industry is vital to the Australian economy.

The purpose of the ABCC is to uphold the law and change behaviour to make the building and construction industry fair, efficient and productive.

We achieve this through our strategic objectives, which are to:

  • Educate
  • Advise and assist
  • Impartially monitor and assess compliance
  • Use litigation and other enforcement options to drive a change in behaviour
  • Promote an impartial, flexible and innovative workforce.

You can learn more about who we are and what we do in our Corporate Plan.