The BCA is a nationally consistent technical document that represents the level of safety that meets community expectations. Compliance with the BCA is the responsibility of local government authorities.
The BCA provides a classification system for a building or part of a building and is determined by the purpose for which it is designed, constructed or adapted to be used.
|Building Class||Type of building|
|Class 1|| Class 1a - a single dwelling being
Class 1b - a boarding house, guest house, hostel or the like
|Class 2||a building containing 2 or more sole-occupancy units each being a separate dwelling.|
|Class 3|| Backpacker accommodation, residential parts of hotels or motels, residential parts of schools, accommodation for the aged, disabled or children a residential building, other than a building of Class 1 or 2, which is a common place of long term or transient living for a number of unrelated persons, including -
|Class 4||a dwelling in a building that is Class 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 if it is the only dwelling in the building.|
|Class 5||an office building used for professional or commercial purposes, excluding buildings of Class 6, 7, 8 or 9.|
|Class 6||a shop or other building for the sale of goods by retail or the supply of services direct to the public, including?
|Class 8||a laboratory, or a building in which a handicraft or process for the production, assembling, altering, repairing, packing, finishing, or cleaning of goods or produce is carried on for trade, sale, or gain.|