The Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards 2010 aim to achieve better access to a wider range of public buildings. Improving building access gives more people more opportunity to access employment, education and services, and to connect with the broader community.
This involves taking action to ensure that public buildings do not provide unreasonable barriers to the participation of people with disabilities.
In 2001, the government tasked the Australian Building Codes Board to develop Premises Standards through amendments to the Building Code of Australia. The standards are one part of the Australian Government's ten-year National Disability Strategy.
Guidelines on the application of the Premises Standards can be found on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.
A webcast of a seminar about the standards is available on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.