The national Disability (Access to Premises — Buildings) Standards 2010 (Premises Standards) came into effect on 1 May 2011.
The Premises Standards help to improve the accessibility and safety of new and upgraded buildings, and are important in ‘future-proofing’ the built environment. Accessible buildings meet future needs as well as current expectations of equity and fairness.
The Premises Standards are made under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992. They list the buildings that must comply, who is responsible for compliance, exemptions from compliance, and an Access Code of technical building standards.