The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 is now in force and will abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

The Act provides for abolition of the ABCC to occur on 6 February 2023.

The ABCC’s role enforcing the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) in the commercial building and construction industry transferred to the Fair Work Ombudsman on 10 November 2022. The ABCC has now entered a transition period prior to abolition to enable the final transfer of responsibilities to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The Act provides that all ongoing legal matters currently before the Courts are now the responsibility of the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 has been repealed. This means that it no longer applies to any building industry participant, building contractor or building work.

The Building Code 2013 will be repealed upon abolition of the agency on 6 February 2023. Any questions about the Building Code 2013 can be directed to the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations at WR.Building@DEWR.gov.au.

Assistance with the Fair Work Act

The Fair Work Ombudsman is responsible for enforcing the FW Act as it applies to all Australian workplaces, including the building and construction industry. The FW Act includes provisions on:

See Important information for the commercial building and construction industry on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website for more details and information.

You can subscribe for email updates from the Fair Work Ombudsman to receive news about important workplace issues relevant to you.

Right of entry permit list

The ABCC’s No Permit List is no longer available, but you can find out details of current entry permit holders on the Fair Work Commission website.

Destruction of your subscriber details

Thank you for subscribing to our email updates. Your personal details will be destroyed when the ABCC is abolished. We will not provide your email address or subscriber information to any other Australian Government agency.

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7 December 2022