• 4/12/18


    Commencing with the release of NCC 2019 we’ve redesigned the NCC brand. By introducing a new logo and iconography, the NCC is easy to find and navigate online! Here’s a sneak peek at the new branding and design for the NCC. Introducing the NCC logo The ABCB has been producing the NCC and its predecessors […]

  • 10/7/18

    VBA News

    Victoria’s building laws changed on 1 July 2018 Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on Sunday, 1 July 2018. The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers. The new reforms are designed to achieve compliance and transparency in the building industry, as well as increased […]

  • 28/3/18

    VBA News

    20 March 2018 BUILDER DEREGISTERED, DISQUALIFIED AND FINED $15,000      FOR 21 BREACHES The Victorian Building Authority has deregistered, disqualified and fined a registered building practitioner $15,000 for 21 breaches of the Building Act. Mr David Lee, of Ringwood, was registered as a domestic building manager when he committed the breaches involving three building sites in […]

  • 8/11/17

    VBA News

    Good neighbours and protection of property when building With a strong residential building market, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) reminds those proposing building work that they have obligations under the Building Act 1993 to protect adjoining property from potential damage from their building work. If building work is close, or adjacent, to adjoining property boundaries, […]

  • 5/10/17

    VBA News

    Media Release Record $32.8b building work in Victoria in 2016-17 – rural growth outstrips metropolitan The value of building in Victoria in the financial year 2016-17 reached a record $32.8 billion, according to the latest building permit data from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Across the state, regional and rural Victoria performed better growth-wise than […]

  • 24/8/17

    VBA News

    Changes to registration requirements for domestic building work under $10,000 Tuesday August 22 2017 From 1 August 2017, domestic builders, or draftspersons engaged in domestic building work, are only required to be registered as a building practitioner if the cost of the domestic building work is $10 000 or more. Prior to 1 August 2017, […]

  • 4/8/17

    VBA News

     Lower bills, added value among 6 Star Standard perks Thursday August 3 2017 Rising power bills mean living in an energy efficient home has never been more important.   This had led to significant debates across the country on energy security and the best approach to reduce electricity costs for consumers. While electricity and energy […]

  • 4/7/17

    VBA News

    How to protect yourself when building a home Friday July 28 2017 Building a home will likely be the single biggest investment you ever make. To protect yourself from rogue building or plumbing practitioners, here are a few important steps the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recommends you take before and during construction. Before your project […]