The scheme was developed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), in consultation with the Australian State and Territory governments, industry groups and CABs which certify building products and systems. The scheme is based on The CodeMark Australia Certification Scheme Rules managed by the ABCB.
The scheme supports the use of new and innovative building products by providing a nationally and internationally accepted process for products to be assessed for compliance with the requirements of the Building Code Australia. The scheme provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market through the issue of a Certificate of Conformity.
Applicant CABs will need to comply with the new version of the scheme rules published 1 August 2017 - The CodeMark Australia Certification Scheme Rules VERSION 2016.1
As this is a product scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
A certificate of conformity is one of several options available for meeting the ‘Evidence of Suitability’ requirements of the BCA. The obligations on building control authorities to accept a Certificate of Conformity is determined by the relevant State or Territory legislation, policy or directive. You should check with your building control authority to determine if a Certificate of Conformity is an appropriate form of evidence of suitability for the specific product and your project.
Australian Building Codes Board
An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps. For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.