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Recognition of interstate and New Zealander applicants If you hold a current registration or licence in another Australian state or territory, or New Zealand, you are entitled to apply for an equivalent registration or licence in Western Australia. To apply for a licence under mutual recognition...
Mutual recognition
Western Australia’s system for regulating plumbing work protects consumers and the community by ensuring that only suitably qualified people who hold plumbers licences granted by the Plumbers Licensing Board are legally entitled to carry out plumbing work. Corporate entities such as companies and...
Initial grant of licence
Technical notes on plumbing issues are issued to assist licensed plumbers to comply with the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (the Regulations) applicable to water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Each technical note is to be read in...
Technical advice
Information about the Building Commission's Enforcement Branch.
Enforcement
Building disputes Disputes – referred to as building service or home building work contract complaints Any person adversely affected by the carrying out of a regulated building service may lodge a complaint alleging that a building service has not been carried out in a proper and proficient manner...
Compliance and audit
Registration as an adjudicator falls under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . (1) The qualifications and experience required by an adjudicator are: (a) a degree from a university or other tertiary institution in Australia in one of the following disciplines or an equivalent qualification from an...
Becoming an adjudicator
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Find a registered building service provider or licensed plumber
Only a plumber who holds a licence issued by the Plumbers Licensing Board can legally carry out water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Licensing plumbers reduces risks to public health, safety and the environment by ensuring they are competent and sufficiently...
Having plumbing work done
As part of its function, the Building Commission provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Background The PIRG is an advisory body providing expert advice to the Plumbers Licensing Board on a range of plumbing and occupational licensing matters, including the licensing regulations, the education and training of plumbers, and the technical plumbing standards. The current PIRG membership (...
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The purpose of this technical note is to provide additional design and installation considerations to those provided in AS/NZS 3500:2003, Part 2: Sanitary plumbing and drainage on the installation of...
Building Commission
Technical standards
25 Oct 2016
Articles include information on new licence categories, provisional tradespersons licence and restricted plumbing permit, uselful links on the new Building Commission website, changes to the NOI form...
Building Commission
Newsletter
08 Jun 2015
Articles on the adoption of the Plumbing Code of Australia, the Infringement Notices Enforcement Scheme, requirements to provide updated photos, and the latest Plumbers Technical Notes to be...
Building Commission
Newsletter
08 Jun 2015
What are provisional tradespersons’ licences? Provisional tradespersons’ licences apply to plumbers and drainers who have obtained their qualifications and experience overseas and wish to migrate to...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
25 Oct 2016
Who can obtain a restricted plumbing permit? Only licensed electrical workers and licensed gasfitters are eligible to obtain a restricted plumbing permit. Applicants for a restricted plumbing permit...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
25 Oct 2016
This technical note has been produced to provide information on the connection of vents in plumbing installations that contain trade waste apparatus. It is to be read in conjunction with the...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
Building Commission
Technical standards
17 Apr 2015
This technical note has been issued to advise the plumbing industry of the mandatory requirements and best practice when installing flow and return lines from solar water heaters/panels on the roof...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
This technical note provides information on the appropriate backflow prevention requirements when installing flexible spray type hoses in close proximity to toilet pans and other soil fixtures. This...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
Building Commission
Reports
17 Feb 2017

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Announcements

Oakford licensed plumbing tradesperson Bradley Kenneth Mack (TL5569), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $1,500 and costs of $975 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building Commission
Media release
13 Aug 2015
The Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection are warning the public to be cautious of dealing with Kinross man Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , who may be continuing to carry out illegal plumbing and gasfitting work despite being successfully prosecuted three times.
Building Commission / Consumer Protection / EnergySafety
Media release
13 Aug 2015
On 1 August 2015 the Plumbers Licensing Board will amend the way in which plumbers must give notice that drainage plumbing work is ready to be inspected.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Jul 2015
On 1 July 2015 Standards Australia published new 2015 versions of AS/NZS 3500, Part 1 Water services and Part 2 Sanitary plumbing and drainage. As of 1 May 2015 the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) is the primary document that sets the plumbing standards in Western Australia and the AS/NZS 3500:2003, Parts 1, 2 and 4 are called up as Deemed-to-Satisfy referenced documents in the PCA. It should be...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jul 2015
Consumers are warned to avoid dealings with Kinross man Hajir Mobin, trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, who has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work at properties in Claremont and Shenton Park in January 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Jul 2015
Queens Park building company Choi Homes Pty Ltd (Reg. BC13447) and its nominated supervisor Graham Bryers (BP11649) of Seville Grove have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $1,000 each to the Building Commissioner for negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
29 May 2015
The Building Commission is conducting a seminar for plumbers in Broome as part of its 2015 Regional Roadshow. Location: The Mecure, Broome Date and time: Thursday 7 May 2015, 9.00am–12.00pm Cost: Free Participants are welcome to join either or both of the sessions outlined below: 9.00–10.30am Plumbers technical information session Presented by Mike Read, Senior Plumbing Technical Officer This...
Building Commission
Department News
20 Apr 2015
The National Construction Code 2015 (NCC) is provided as a preview of requirements that will be adopted on 1 May 2015 and it's now available online for FREE!
Building Commission
Department News
13 Apr 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Mar 2015
Beckenham licensed plumbing tradesperson Stephen William Jacobs (TL2525) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $800 and costs of $400 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building Commission
Media release
27 Mar 2015

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