BASIX is one of Australia’s strongest sustainable planning measures. Use the online BASIX assessment tool to assess the energy and water use and thermal comfort of your residential development.
On 29 August 2022, the NSW government announced increases to the BASIX standards, as part of the new Sustainable Buildings State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) which will come into effect on 1 October 2023.
The beta BASIX sandbox tool is available to test your designs against the higher standards.
The BASIX tool is moving
The BASIX tool is being enhanced and is moving to the NSW Planning Portal in mid-2023. You will need a Planning Portal account to access the enhanced BASIX tool. For most BASIX users, we will create a Planning Portal account (if you do not already have one) and transfer your projects to the portal. Other types of BASIX accounts will need to set up their own Planning Portal account.
Find out more about the BASIX changes on our webpage.
BASIX Login or Register
Login or register to use the BASIX assessment tool, create a project, update your project or revise a Certificate.read more
Learn all about BASIX, how it applies to your development and how it is helping our environment.read more
BASIX How To and FAQs
Learn more to get you started in creating or revising a BASIX Certificate, or to troubleshoot.read more
The thermal comfort section of the BASIX assessment examines the design and materials used in the building to reduce the need for artificial cooling and heating to keep the home comfortable.read more
Examples of excellence in residential building
Inspiring case studies for sustainable living.read more
Large boarding houses
We have a new streamlined process for completing a BASIX assessment of a large boarding house.read more
Change to BASIX standards
The NSW Government has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
BASIX news and announcements
BASIX tool enhancements mid-2023
The BASIX tool is being enhanced and is moving to the NSW Planning Portal in mid-2023.Read more
Minor updates to the BASIX Tool
We have made a number of changes to BASIX.
Upgrades to BASIX – 24 June 2021
We implemented a number of updates to the BASIX tool on 24 June 2021read more
Updates to BASIX
We implemented a number of updates to the BASIX tool on 30 April 2021.read more