AS 5216:2018 is a ‘deemed-to-satisfy’ standard in NCC 2019.

The 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) officially became effective in May 1, 2019. The NCC provide the required technical requirements to ensure safety and performance in a number of workscopes in the design and construction of relevant buildings. Illustration 1 shows the regulatory framework to which the NCC is positioned. Different standards are referenced in the NCC. AS 5216:2018 is the Australian standard referenced in the NCC 2019 for the design of anchors in concrete.

AS 5216:2018

AS 5216:2018 is an anchoring standard originating from an industry initiative launched way back in 2012. Illustration 2 shows its development from 2012.

Development of Australian Anchoring Standards

Illustration 2 – The development of Australian Standards for anchoring to concrete.

Wurth Australia has been in the forefront of uplifting the level of safety in the design and installation of post-installed anchors, locally and internationally. The development and supply of our anchoring products are centered on safety, performance, quality, compliance, productivity and cost-effectiveness. The anchor product range that we have in Australia is fully aligned and compliant to the requirements of AS 5216:2018. If you need the documents that link the product to AS 5216:2018 compliance, or you need more technical information, visit the Technical Documents webpage. Alternatively, send us an email at or call 1300 65 77 65.