The design and construction of new buildings and major refurbishments to existing buildings is regulated by the Building Code of Australia. The Building Code calls up some Australian Standards as mandatory requirements for access.
People planning or upgrading buildings and facilities need to refer to the latest Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission Advisory Notes on Access to Premises. The Advisory Notes have been produced to assist developers construct new buildings and facilities consistent with the requirements contained in the Disability Discrimination Act (1992).
People designing and developing buildings have the responsibility, and are strongly recommended, to consult the current Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission Advisory Notes on Access to Premises and the Building Code of Australia as access requirements are subject to change.