Australian Standards – Misc

Disability related

The following are the standards relating to Access for People with a Disability. Please note these are copyright and we can not issue copies of them.

This Standard specifies the design requirements for new building work, as required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards (Premises Standards), to provide access for people with disabilities. Particular attention is given to –

  1. continuous accessible paths of travel and circulation spaces for people who use wheelchairs;
  2. access and facilities for people with ambulatory disabilities; and
  3. access for people with sensory disabilities.

Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surface Materials

AS 4586-2013 
Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials
Purchase AS 4586

AS3745 Planning for emergencies in facilities

AS 3745:2009
Planning for Emergencies in Facilities
Purchase AS 3745-2010

Adaptable Housing

AS 4299-1995
Adaptable housing
Purchase AS 4299-1995

Car parking

AS/NZS 2890.6:2009
Parking facilities – Part 6: Off-street parking for people with disabilities
Purchase AS 2890.6-2009

AS 2890.5:1993
Parking facilities – Part 5 On-street parking
Purchase AS 2890.5


AS ISO 10535-2002
Hoists for the transfer of disabled persons – Requirements and test methods
Purchase standard

Public Transport

Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002
as amended made under subsection 31 (1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992
Download standard

Marine Structures & Marinas

AS 4997-2005
Guidelines for the design of maritime structures
Purchase standard

AS 3962-2001
Guidelines for the design of marinas
Purchase standard

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  • Bruce Bromley

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