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Register of BCA classification determinations

Description of unlisted space type
BCA classification
Annual Operating Hours (AOH)Determinations
Wine vat (non-habitable)10b
1000A non-habitable wine vat should be classified as a Class 10b structure.
Silo (non-habitable)
10b
1000A non-habitable silo should be classified as a Class 10b structure.
Conveyor belt (structure)
10b
1000A conveyor belt structure should be classified as a Class 10b structure.
Piping (structure)
10b
1000A piping structure should be classified as a Class 10b structure.
Service station
6
5000A service station is an outlet which sells petrol and has an area for servicing motor vehicles. The whole service station should be classified as a Class 6 building. The definition also applies to a car dealership which contains an area for the servicing of vehicles.
Premises that solely provide specialised automotive services, repair, and maintenance (that do not form part of a petrol station or car dealership)
8 (Other than ANZSIC Division C)
3000Premises that solely provide specialised automotive services, repair, and maintenance (that do not form part of a petrol station or car dealership) should be classified as BCA Class 8 buildings (other than Division C).
Petrol station canopy
6
5000The whole petrol station should be classified as a Class 6 building. This includes both attached and detached canopies at the petrol station.
Vehicle storage canopy
7b
5000A canopy used for the storage of vehicles should be classified as a Class 7b building.
Premises where food is served but not available for sale to the public, such as staff canteens, lunch rooms and school canteens.
N/A
N/AThese spaces are considered staff rooms and the like and should be assigned the same classification as the building in which they are situated.
Premises that provide professional or commercial services such as a doctor surgery (including medical centres for general practitioners), chiropractors, physiotherapists, dentists, real estate agents, veterinary clinics
5
3000Premises that provide professional or commercial services should be classified as a Class 5 building Examples of such professional or commercial services include general practitioners (and GP clinics and medical centres), dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, lawyers, real estate agents, financial services (including banks), accountants and the like. Also includes veterinary clinics.
Recreational centres such as go-karting centres, indoor play centres, yoga studios, dance class halls
9b
2000
Premises where people assemble for entertainment, recreational, or sporting purposes should be classified as a Class 9b building.
24 hour gyms
9b
2000
Gyms, including non-traditional fitness centres should be classified as a Class 9b building, regardless of the actual operating hours of the facilities.
Free-standing illuminated signage
10b
1000
Free-standing illuminated signage should be classified as a Class 10b structure.
Off track betting shops, e.g. TAB premises
6
5000
Off track betting shops should be classified as a Class 6 building.
Petrol station car washes
6
5000
The whole petrol station should be classified as a Class 6 building. This includes both attached and detached car washes at the petrol station.

Premises that solely provide specialised automotive washing, cleaning or polishing services (that do not form part of a petrol station or car dealership)

8 (Other than Division C)
3000

Premises that solely provide specialised automotive washing, cleaning or polishing services (that do not form part of a petrol station or car dealership) should be classified as BCA Class 8 buildings (other than Division C).



 
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