What the ABCC can assist with

The ABCC monitors and promotes compliance with the BCIIP Act, designated building laws and the Code by building industry participants who perform building work.

In general, a building industry participant is a building employee, employer or contractor. It can also be a building association like a union or employer association, or a representative of a building association.

Building work covers most commercial construction activities. It doesn’t include activities associated with the construction, repair or restoration of domestic housing, unless the project is part of a development that consists of at least five single-dwelling houses.

You can learn more about what defines a building industry participant, and what is considered ‘building work’, in the Our jurisdiction factsheet.

COVID-19 assistance

If you have an enquiry related to COVID-19, please call our hotline or specify this in the details of your enquiry via our online report and enquiry form. Alternatively, visit our COVID-19 assistance page for information on site visits, flexibility in workplace laws, health and safety, taking paid or unpaid leave, redundancy, standing down employees, changes to enterprise agreements and the Building Code.

Bushfire assistance

If you have an enquiry related to a bushfire-affected area, please call our hotline or specify this in the details of your enquiry via our online report and enquiry form. Alternatively, visit our bushfire assistance page for information on workplace relations issues and entitlements, support, warnings and other contacts