Draft Builders Code of Practice

A Builders Code of Practice will be introduced later this year for the first time in the ACT to support the safe and professional construction of buildings.

The code outlines the builder’s responsibilities when engaging or contracting people to carry out building work; levels of supervision; critical stages to check that work is compliant with codes and standards; a process for handling client complaints; and record keeping requirements.

It will form part of the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004, which is enforceable under the ACT Construction Occupations Registrar.

Information sessions

You are invited to attend an information session on the draft Builders Code of Practice (PDF 1MB).


Ground Floor North Building, Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street Dickson

Dates and times

RSVP to attend an information session

Have your say

Written submissions can be sent to ConstructionPolicy@act.gov.au until 20 September 2019.

The Builders Code of Practice forms an important part of the government’s comprehensive reform program to improve building quality and further safeguard the integrity of the local construction industry.