On 29 October 2014 the Building Amendment (Live Music) Regulations 2014 were introduced to amend the Building Regulations 2006 in relation to the classification of small live music venues under the Building Code of Australia in the state of Victoria.
The intent of this amendment is to exempt primary purpose live music venues that are at or under 500msq and with a vertical travel of two floors or less from being assessed as a BCA class 9b assembly building for compliance.
“Small live music venue means the whole or the only part of a Class 6 building that has a rise in storeys of no more than 2—
(a) in which live music entertainment is provided to the public; and
(b) that has a floor area not greater than 500m2.”.
The Victorian Building Authority practice note on the operation of the Building Amendment (Live Music) Regulations 2014 is available at
The Building Regulations 2006 are available on the Victorian Parliament’s website
A associated notice of their making was published in the Victorian Government Gazette http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2014/GG2014S401.pdf