National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 to be delayed

Published: 16 November 2020

In October, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) announced that NCC 2022 will not be adopted by states and territories until September 1, 2022.

The ABCB confirmed that the four-month delay is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has “presented a variety of significant challenges for the building industry, regulators and consumers.”

The new adoption date has affected other key dates in the amendment cycle process for NCC 2022, to allow stakeholders time to participate.

These adjusted dates include:

May - July 2021: NCC 2022 Public Comment Draft released for public consultation
May 2022: NCC 2022 Preview published at

Any questions on the delayed adoption of NCC 2022 can be submitted to the ABCB via an online query form.

The ABCB has additionally confirmed that they will be delivering their annual NCC seminars in 2021, which will be taking place in each capital city in May.

Booking and registration information for the seminars will be available early next year. 

Interested parties are encouraged to check their communication settings in NCC Online to ensure they receive further updates.