What is the ABCC?

The Australian Building and Construction Commission is an Australian Government agency responsible for ensuring that building work in Australia is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively—for the benefit of all employers and workers in the industry, and for the benefit of the Australian economy as a whole.

Why does the ABCC matter?

The building and construction industry is the second-largest contributor to GDP in Australia and provides employment to more than 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 promote understanding and enforce compliance with Australia’s workplace laws in the building and construction industry.

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

  • Provide tools and resources that promote understanding and compliance
  • Advise and assist everyone to understand their rights and obligations
  • Impartially monitor and assess compliance
  • Use the full range of enforcement options to address non-compliance
  • Promote an impartial, flexible, high performing agency that is focused on positive outcomes in the industry.

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