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In keeping with the national trend to place greater accountability on industry members, self-certification forms the basis of Western Australia's regulatory framework. This means that licensed plumbing contractors are responsible for all plumbing work they perform for a period of six years from the...
Responsibilities
If at some stage you have carried out plumbing work that does not comply with the prescribed plumbing standards and one of the plumbing inspectors confirms that your work does not adhere to these standards you may be issued with a rectification notice. Rectification notices are issued to licensed...
Responsibilities
All major plumbing work, except emergency work, will require a notice of intention to be submitted to the Building Commission at least 24 hours prior to any work being undertaken. A licensed plumbing contractor must not carry out, permit or arrange for major plumbing work to be carried out unless a...
Responsibilities
Plumbing inspectors carry out random inspections of plumbing work on behalf of the Plumbers Licensing Board . Approximately five per cent of water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work is randomly inspected based on minimisation of risk to public health and safety and the environment. This...
Inspections
Water supply and sanitary plumbing work can be selected for inspection from notices of intention and certificates of compliance. It is also possible that an inspection could arise from a compliance inspection of the licensed plumbing contractor responsible for the work. The plumbing inspector will...
Inspections
Inspections of drainage work Drainage plumbing inspections are done while the work is under construction. Most drainage inspections will arise from notifications made by, or on behalf of, the licensed plumbing contractor responsible for the work. A drainage inspection can also arise at random from...
Inspections
When to submit a multi-entry certificate All minor plumbing work carried out must be certified on a multi-entry certificate. A multi-entry certificate will record up to 25 individual jobs and will need to be submitted within five working days after the end of each calendar month. For example, all...
Certificates and diagrams
When to lodge a certificate of compliance When major plumbing work is completed, the licensed plumbing contractor who lodged the notice of intention for the work must submit a certificate of compliance within five working days of completing the work. A certificate of compliance can only be lodged...
Certificates and diagrams
National licensing (NOLs) in Western Australia On 13 December 2013 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided not to proceed with national occupational licensing. Status: Closed 30 September 2013 Information session A public information session on the current status of the national...
Consultations and reports
The table below provides information on when Construction Training Induction Card is required (Based on draft National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work) Guidance on inclusions and exclusions Safety awareness training required Safety awareness training may not be...
Construction induction

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Publications

This technical note has been produced to provide clarification on the options when connecting condensate from refrigerated air conditioners, refrigerated cabinets, sterilizers, autoclaves and similar...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
This technical note has been issued to clarify the requirements when installing sanitary systems with elevated pipework using drainage principles. AS/NZS 3500.2003, Part 2 Sanitary plumbing and...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
Building Commission
Form – application
14 Nov 2014
This technical note has been issued to provide clarification and advice to the plumbing industry on Water Service Providers’ conditions of connection; certification of plumbing work in regard to...
Building Commission
Technical standards
16 Jul 2014
This technical note has been issued to advise the plumbing industry of the installation requirements for water using appliances in domestic and commercial applications. It covers connection of water...
Building Commission
Technical standards
16 Jul 2014
Building Commission
Schedule
13 Jan 2015
Complete this form to apply for mutual recognition as a plumbing tradesperson.
Building Commission
Form – application
13 Dec 2016
Complete this form to apply for mutual recognition as a plumbing contractor.
Building Commission
Form – application
13 Dec 2016

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Announcements

High Wycombe licensed plumbing contractor Grant Aaron Raynor (PL5501), the sole director of G A Raynor Pty Ltd and trading as Rayco Plumbing Contractors , has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay fines of $3,000 and costs of $700 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Feb 2015
Future online editions, commencing with the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC), will be freely available to registered users, commencing with access to a free preview of NCC 2015 (both online and in PDF) prior to its adoption date of 1 May 2015. From 1 February 2015, users are able to access NCC 2015 which includes: Volume One (Building Code of Australia for Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings);...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jan 2015
The December 2014 edition of Plumbers' News contains the latest news for the plumbing industry from Western Australia's Building Commission. Plumbers' News edition 2/2014 – December 2014
Building Commission
Department News
19 Dec 2014
Users can now pre-register for free access to the 2015 edition of the NCC as it becomes available online and as a PDF from 1 February 2015 via the home page of the Australian Building Codes Board website www.abcb.gov.au .
Building Commission
Department News
16 Dec 2014
If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry and have had issues getting paid for your work then we want to hear from you! As a subcontractor, you rely on being paid by those who you have benefited from your hard work. Cash flow is critical to the survival of the business and disputes over payment can be costly and time consuming. The Construction Contracts Act 2004 was established by...
Building Commission
Event
03 Nov 2014
Please be advised that the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is currently undertaking a project to reduce the level of regulation in the National Construction Code (NCC). The ABCB has released a survey to seek stakeholder feedback on potentially redundant or unnecessary NCC provisions. The survey closes on 12 December 2014 and is available by clicking the link below. Complete the Regulation...
Building Commission
Alert
30 Oct 2014
You are invited to have your say on the operation and effectiveness of a key piece of legislation that supports security of payment in Western Australia’s building and construction industry.
Building Commission
Media release
03 Oct 2014
After fifteen years being based at the Forrest Centre on St Georges Terrace in Perth, Consumer Protection has moved to a new CBD location. The main location is Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William Street Perth with front counter services available on Level 2. The move is in line with the state government's plan to consolidate existing office space for the public service. Consumer Protection’s...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Sep 2014
An operation by Building Commission inspectors has resulted in the rectification of 43 dangerous solar water heater installations.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Sep 2014
In February 2014, the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board), via the Building Commission, introduced a new audit process to complement its previous compliance monitoring activities.
Building Commission
Department News
12 Sep 2014

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