Australia’s Leading National NFP Peak Body Representing the Building Design Community
Together, creating a better-built environment

The Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act and Regulations impose multiple new obligations on design practitioners. To ensure our members are across the requirements and the implications these entail, we strongly encourage all designers practicing in NSW to familiarise themselves with the information and resources curated here.

Individually, BDAA and ABSA represent, support, educate and advocate for the top professionals in their respective industries. Together, we’re unbeatable. Join us as we promote, perform and perfect the art and science of sustainable building across Australia.

In the fields of building design and thermal performance assessor, accreditation is required in many regions and recommended everywhere. Both BDAA and ABSA offer accreditation to help advance and enhance the careers of their members.

Both BDAA and ABSA offer formal and informal online webinars covering a myriad of current topics relevant to the building industry and the Australian built environment. These dynamic, richly educational sessions are sure to enhance your professional knowledge base, furthering and inspiring your work.

Technical Support is a free service for all accredited Assessors who have a quick question, encounter situations you have not come across before, need clarification on how to apply the NatHERS Tech note or BASIX, or, for new Assessors to attain a quick check of a rating before Certification.

Now you can read the latest industry news from the privacy of your home or office. Stay in touch and up to date, to the latest news in the Australian built environment.

Join the BDAA Connected Community

During this challenging period, it’s more important than ever that we provide members with a private platform to meet, communicate and connect around shared professional interests. This is the place, located safely online, to share knowledge, seek support, network, and learn.

Beyond the BDAA open forum community, you will have the opportunity to join any number of specialised community groups that reflect your chapter, building design specialties, thermal performance assessor skills, geographic areas, and general areas of interests.

In this exciting online community where you can collaborate with other members, share articles, post questions and engage in meaningful discussions. We encourage you to find a conversation or topic of interest and join in the dialogue.


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Upcoming Events

The BDAA is planning a calendar filled with exciting, educational events for 2022. Our new event itinerary features a combination of Formal CPD and Informal CPD programs, plus a vast selection of paid and free events.

Check back here frequently for additions and updates to our quickly evolving events page; to request events, please write to We welcome your ideas and participation here in the Building Designers Association of Australia.

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