Fact sheets

The Australian Building and Construction Commission fact sheets help building industry participants understand their rights and responsibilities under workplace laws including:

  • the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (‘BCIIP Act’)
  • the Fair Work Act 2009
  • the Independent Contractors Act 2006
  • federal awards.

Select from the topic groups below.

About Us

These fact sheets cover the roles, powers and functions of the Australian Building and Construction Commission and its staff. 


Building Code 2016

These fact sheets provide information regarding the Building Code 2016.


Rights and responsibilities

These fact sheets cover the key issues that affect building industry participants including wages and entitlements, coercion, right of entry, freedom of association, strike pay and industrial action.


Independent Contractors

This fact sheet provides information regarding how a building industry participant can determine whether a worker has been engaged as an employee or is carrying on their own business as an independent contractor.


Need more information?

For further information, advice or assistance please contact the ABCC at 1800 003 338 or enquiry@abcc.gov.au.