About Us

Covers the roles, powers and functions of Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and its staff.

Examination Powers

When investigating a suspected contravention, Australian Building and Construction Inspectors will use all avenues available to them to seek relevant information voluntarily. In circumstances where information cannot be obtained voluntarily, the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner may consider using examination powers contained in the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act).

 

Our jurisdiction

The ABCC has jurisdiction to investigate matters that relate to ‘building industry participants’. 

 

Powers and Functions of the Commissioner

The Australian Building and Construction Commission is headed by the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (Commissioner). The Commissioner is given powers and functions under legislation in order to promote an improved workplace relations framework for building work to ensure that building work is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively. These functions include educative and advisory functions, investigative functions, and enforcement functions.

 

Powers of Australian Building and Construction Inspectors

The BCIIP Act gives Australian Building and Construction Inspectors certain powers and functions to investigate compliance with workplace laws and Commonwealth industrial instruments by building industry participants.


Need more information?

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