Our anonymous reporting form allows you to report directly to the ABCC without disclosing your identity.
What the ABCC cannot assist with
The ABCC does not regulate the residential building industry unless the building site is part of a development consisting of at least five single-dwelling houses. More information about the types of work we cover can be found in ‘our jurisdiction’ fact sheet.
What else the ABCC cannot assist with
- Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws aimed at protecting workers at work - these laws are the responsibility of state and territory WHS agencies.
- Technical standards for the design, construction and performance of buildings and structures, i.e. the National Construction Code (NCC), should be directed to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), or the relevant state and territory department.
- Enquiries related to licences and permits. State, territory, and local governments manage the licences and permits for the building and construction industry. Further information on this can be found here.
- Contractual disputes regarding building works (including defective works). These should be directed to the relevant state/ territory department.
- Wages and Entitlements issues outside the commercial building and construction industry. These should be referred to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Please note: If you choose to report information to us anonymously, we won’t be able to contact you to get more information or help you resolve your issue. We may use the information you give us to:
- Help plan our current and future education and enforcement activities
- Notify different Commonwealth, State or Territory bodies if it is likely to help with the administration or enforcement of a law.
Other ways to report
If you wish to report an issue but do not need to stay anonymous, you can reach us via our hotline, our online contact form, or send us an email. Please visit our Contact us page for more information.