The Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) promotes an improved workplace relations framework to ensure that building work is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively for the benefit of all building industry participants by providing education and advice and ensuring compliance with designated building laws and Commonwealth Building Codes. The ABCC was established under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016. It commenced operations on 2 December 2016, transitioning from its predecessor entity, Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate (OFWBII). OFWBII replaced a previous entity called the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner, which was in operation from 2005-2012.
Appropriations 33602000
Departmental expenses 34872000
Average staffing level 162

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Other Economic Affairs

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Creation Date

    1 June 2012

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 9927, Melbourne, Vic 3001

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