Plumbing tradespersons, contactors and permit holders – Fees

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All fees listed are exclusive of GST.

Reduced fees were effective from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, as per the Commerce Regulations Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Regulations (No. 2) 2020. The fees below are exclusive of GST and effective from 1 April 2021.

Initial licence – application fee

Contractor's licence $63.50
Tradesperson’s licence $28.00
Tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing) $28.00
Provisional tradesperson’s licence $24.00
Provisional tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing)  $24.00
Restricted plumbing permit $24.00


Issue of licence or permit fee 

Issue of tradesperson’s licence 3 years $240.00
Issue of contractor licence 3 years   $648.00
Issue of provisional tradesperson’s licence 1 year  $75.00
Issue of restricted plumbing permit for 3 years    $301.00

Licence renewals

Contractor’s licence 3 years    $648.00
Tradesperson’s licence 3 years    $240.00
Provisional tradesperson’s licence 1 year    $75.00 
Restricted plumbing permit 3 years $309.00

Replacement fees

Issue of duplicate licence or permit  $65.00  


Miscellaneous fees

Notice of intention and certificate of compliance SINGLE  -  
Notice of intention and certificate of compliance 2 or more  -  
Notice of intention and certificate of compliance book of 10  -
Notice of intention and certificate of compliance book of 20  -
Notice of intention including an alternative solution - 1 notice  -
Lodgement fee for NOI including alternative solutions  -
Multi-entry certificate of compliance, per certificate  -
Multi-entry certificate of compliance book  -
New installation fee 1 to 9 fixtures*  -
New installation fee 10 or more fixtures (per fixture over 9)*  -

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

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


Register (copies/extracts)

Certified copy of the plumbers register     $61.80 
Extract of a specific plumbers entry   $61.80


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

Building and Energy schedule of fees

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