Skip to main content
  • Share:

Building System Circulars

The Department issues Building System Circulars regarding matters and issues that relate to building codes and regulations. 

We provide this information for our stakeholders including local councils, certifiers and building industry practitioners. 

If you require any Circulars which are not listed below, please contact our Information Centre

 
No.
Subject
Date issued
BS 17-001
Safety of awnings over public lands
10 May 2017
BS 15-002
Building Code of Australia 2015 Key Changes 
15 December 2015
BS 15-001
External walls and cladding 3 August 2015 
BS 14-002 Building Code of Australia - 2014 changes   29 May 2014
BS 14-001 ABCB Handbook for Community Bushfire Refuges 29 May 2014
BS 13-004

The NSW Planning System and the Building Code of Australia 2013: Construction of Buildings in  Flood Hazard Areas 

16 July 2013 
BS 13-003 Building Code of Australia 2013-key changes  16 July 2013 
BS 13-002 The Guide to the Building Code of Australia clarifies ‘sole-occupancy unit’  22 April 2013
BS 13-001 Safety of awnings over public lands  8 March 2013
BS 12_001
Building Code of Australia 2012 - key changes 27 July 2012
BS 11-002 Building Code of Australia 2011 - key changes 29 April 2011 
BS 11-001 New Smoke Alarm Requirements for Moveable Dwellings 25 February 2011
BS 10-009 Thermal insulation – Building Code of Australia compliance issues  15 July 2010
BS 10-008 Performance standard for private bushfire shelters  14 July 2010
BS 10-007 Building Code of Australia 2010 – key changes 8 July 2010
BS 10-005 BCA 2010 Volume Two – Application of swimming pool barrier provisions  30 June 2010
BS 10-003 BCA 2010 - Correction of NSW Appendix  23 April 2010

BS 09-005

Regulatory impact statements for energy efficiency proposals for BCA 2010 - opportunity to  comment  1 October 2009

BS 09-004
Draft Building Code of Australia 2010 - invitation to comment  17 July 2009
BS 09-003
Safety barriers in aboveground car parks  10 June 2009

BS 09-002

Commencement of the Building Code of Australia 2009; and Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Building Code of Australia) Regulation 2009

1 May 2009

BS 09-001
Draft proposals relating to the BCA - invitation to comment  18 February 2009
BS 08-003
BCA 2009 information seminars 18 November 2008
BS 08-002
Building Code of Australia 2008 amendment 13 May 2008
BS 08-001
High front gutters 10 April 2008 
BS 07-005
Building Code of Australia 2007 amendment  14 May 2007
BS 07-003
New scheme for accrediting certifiers in NSW  30 March 2007
BS 07-002
Building Professionals Regulation 2007 30 March 2007
BS 07-001
BCA 2007 seminars 23 January 2007
BS 06-006
CodeMark - new certification scheme for building products and systems 23 June 2006
BS 06-005
Implementation of the EP&A Amendment (Smoke Alarms) Regulation 2006 23 May 2006
BS 06-003
Changes to the Building Code of Australia 2006, which take effect on 1 May 2006 13 April 2006
BS 06-002

Implementation of the Building Professionals Act 2005  
Building Professionals Act 2005: a guide
16 March 2006

BS 06-001
BCA 2006 information seminars 
3 February 2006
BS 05-002
Structural steel bolts 19 December 2005
BS 05-001
Building Legislation Amendment (Smoke Alarms) Act 2005 - update 28 September 2005
239
Building Code of Australia 2005 amendment (BCA 2005) 

1 March 2005

Page last updated: 07/07/2017