Change the National Building Code

Help us to Change the National Building Code to make housing accessible for all Australians. Please sign the Building Better Homes Campaign petition.

Last year Shelter WA formed a submission to the Regulatory Impact Statement supporting a mandated access standard in all new housing in the NCC .

The evidence through the consultation strongly supported regulation and that Option 2 was the most cost-effective option to meet the needs of older people and people with mobility limitations.

Right now, three quarters of Australians with mobility impairment live in housing which does not meet their needs.

Many people with disability say poor housing design means they cannot visit friends and family.

In some cases, housing quality is so low that people are unable to leave the house at all.

Australia’s lack of accessible housing is also forcing many older Australians into residential care, when most Australians seniors would rather age at home.

This must change – it’s time to make housing accessible for all Australians.

The Building Better Homes Campaign is a coalition of disability and seniors organisations working to change the National Building Code to make accessibility standards mandatory for all new residential homes.

Twenty-five national organisations have already joined.

This will change the life of hundreds of thousands of Australians who are currently limited in their day-to-day activities simply because their housing doesn’t meet their needs.

We know our campaign will be strongly opposed by many vested interests across the building industry – that’s why we need your help to win this campaign.

We need your help to tell State and Federal Building Ministers that they must make accessibility standards mandatory for all new residential homes.

Please, sign and share this petition to show your support for people with disabilities, seniors, and those with mobility impairment. 

Thank you for your support.