Members of Master Builders have access to technical advice and preliminary support provided by our Technical Adviser via email or through our technical hotline.
We can assist members with technical aspects of housing and commercial building ranging from the application of the Building Code of Australia and referenced Australian Standards to issues of local authority interpretation.
Members can also benefit from our Technical Alerts & Circulars, which are sent out from time to time in order to highlight and report on current relevant technical issues.
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services.
BUILDING ACT AND REGULATIONS IN WA:
Building Act 2011
Building Regulations 2012
REGISTRATION AND LICENSING IN WA:
Process of registration of Builders in WA
Building work with a value over $20 000 requires a registered builder or registration as an Owner builder for the work. To apply to become a Registered Building Contractor, you must demonstrate relevant experience and have suitable qualifications. The Building Commission provides guidance and relevant application forms required to become and renew your registration as a Registered Building Practitioner or Registered Building Contractor, here.
Roles and Responsibilities
Builders have several roles and responsibilities when working as principal contractors. Not only to their clients, but for compliance with Applicable Building Standards, Contractual obligations, and the health and safety of workers on their sites. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety have a number of links for builders, here.
National Construction Code and Australian Standards
National Construction code is adopted under the building regulations and provides the minimum standards for construction in Australia.
Access to the National construction Code is available free online or to download from the ABCB Website here.
Volume 1 – Building Code of Australia Class 2-9 buildings (non-domestic buildings)
Volume 2 – Building Code of Australia Class 1 and 10 buildings Dwellings, sheds, patios, pools and like structures
Volume 3 – Plumbing Code of Australia (Partly Adopted in WA)
Australian Standards are referenced by the NCC, Specifications for projects, and Legislation applicable to the building industry. Builders should be across the requirements of Australian Standards to ensure compliance of their completed buildings and work practices. Australian Standards are available to purchase from SAI Global.
Technical Alerts and information for Master Builders Members
Member only access to Member Alerts, Meeting Minutes, Other member only information
Planning requirements in WA