Plumbing tradespersons, contactors and permit holders – Fees

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All fees below are effective from 1 July 2017. Please note that the fees and charges are subject to change on 1 July of each year but these new amounts are not known at this time.  Applications received on or after 1 July will be subject to the new fee.

Initial licence – application fee

Contractor's licence $57.40
Tradesperson’s licence $25.45
Tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing) $25.45
Provisional tradesperson’s licence $22.90
Provisional tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing)  $22.90
Restricted plumbing permit $22.90


Issue of licence or permit fee 

Issue of tradesperson’s licence 3 years $217.75
Issue of contractor licence 3 years   $588.10
Issue of provisional tradesperson’s licence 1 year $71.25
Issue of restricted plumbing permit for 3 years    $286.95

Licence renewals

Contractor’s licence 3 years    $588.10
Tradesperson’s licence 3 years    $217.75
Provisional tradesperson’s licence 1 year    $71.25
Restricted plumbing permit 3 years $294.05

Replacement fees

Issue of duplicate licence or permit $60.00


Miscellaneous fees

Notice of intention and certificate of compliance SINGLE $22.50
Notice of intention and certificate of compliance 2 or more $22.50
Notice of intention and certificate of compliance book of 10 $225.00
Notice of intention and certificate of compliance book of 20 $450.00
Notice of intention including an alternative solution - 1 notice $22.75
Lodgement fee for NOI including alternative solutions $780.00
Multi-entry certificate of compliance, per certificate $17.00
Multi-entry certificate of compliance book $192.00
New installation fee 1 to 9 fixtures* $69.25
New installation fee 10 or more fixtures (per fixture over 9)* $11.40

Application for declaration for non‑application or modification of plumbing standards

Re-inspection fee (per hour or part thereof)* $120.00


Register (copies/extracts)

Certified copy of the plumbers register    $60.00
Extract of a specific plumbers entry  $60.00


*GST Inclusive.  All other fees listed above are exclusive of GST.  

Building Commission schedule of fees

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