Applicable Building Code of Australia (BCA)

FRNSW will not determine or advise on the Building Code of Australia (BCA) edition to use for any building or project. The certifier is responsible for determining the applicable edition of the BCA, including for staged building work.

Certifiers are expected to apply the In force Environmental Planning and Assessment (Development Certification and Fire Safety) Regulation 2021, including any Savings and Transitional Provisions as relating to the application date.

Further guidance can be obtained from NSW Fair Trading at

Position statement summary

Updated: 29th April 2024