Our story

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is committed to developing buildings, cities and communities that are healthy, livable, productive, resilient and sustainable.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to introduce, and drive, the adoption of sustainable practices in the Australian property industry. In 2003 we launched our  Green Star environmental rating system for buildings. As the property industry evolved so too did our rating tools – now including sustainable communities, interiors and performance ratings.


In a nutshell:

  • We are a not-for-profit, member-based organisation.
  • We promote green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations.
  • We operate Australia’s only national, voluntary, holistic rating system for sustainable buildings and communities – Green Star
Green Building Council of Australia team

Learn more about our team

We're a team of professionals from varied backgrounds – with a commitment to improving the built environment.

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Who are the GBCA Fellows?

Australia's sustainable building industry would not be as advanced and successful as it is today without the dedicated and passionate contributions of many leading members of our industry.