The NCC is given legal effect by relevant legislation in each state and territory. This legislation prescribes or 'calls up' the NCC to fulfil any technical requirements that are required to be satisfied when undertaking building work or plumbing and drainage installations.
The NCC comprises three volumes:
Volume 1 contains detailed fire-related provisions.
The NCC assessment process comprises the following:
National Construction Code
ABCB – Guidance material on performance solutions