A unisex toilet is a public toilet designed to be suitable for use by both males and females, and is now often extended for use by persons of any gender, which benefits population groups who identify themselves as any identity outside the boundaries of male/female.
Here at Equal Access we often receive inquiries as to why new developments or upgrade works have triggered the required provision of single gender ambulant toilets.
Changes to the 2016 National Construction Code (NCC) Volume 1 of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) has incorporated an amendment to Part F2 Sanitary and Other Facilities. The new change, specifically Clause F2.3(a), instructs the provision of separate sanitary facilities for males and females, with minimal exceptions. The provision of unisex accessible sanitary compartments (and showers) is one exception, which was also mandated in the now superseded 2015 NCC.