Industry, Innovation and Science
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) addresses issues relating to safety, health, amenity and sustainability in the design and performance of buildings through the National Construction Code (NCC), and the development of effective regulatory systems and appropriate non-regulatory solutions, including product certification systems. Chair and Industry Board members are appointed by the Building Ministers' Forum, with the majority agreement of the State and Territory Ministers. The government and Australian Local Government Association Board members are selected by the entities they represent.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    Intergovernmental Agreement as a joint initiative of Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 March 1994

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon. John Fahey AC 5 November 2017 4 November 2022
Member Ms. Kristin Brookfield 10 May 2017 9 May 2022
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Richard Choy 9 May 2016 8 May 2021
Member Mr. Stephen Kip 8 June 2015 7 June 2020
Member Mr. Murray Thomas 19 January 2015 18 January 2020
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