Plumbing tradesperson's licence

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A tradesperson's licence authorises the holder to:

  • carry out water supply and sanitary and/or drainage plumbing; and
  • supervise the carrying out of such work by an apprentice, under the general direction and control of the holder of a plumbing contractor's licence.

In accordance with the Regulations, to be eligible to obtain a tradesperson's licence you must demonstrate that you are competent in carrying out water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work; and a fit and proper person.

You must also provide two certified passport sized photographs and an original or certified national police clearance.

Time frame for application processing

Most plumbing tradesperson applications are determined within five weeks. Please assist by submitting all the information required in your application and allow sufficient time for it to be fully assessed.


Further details on the requirements for your application can also be found in Form 102 – application form.


The fee schedule provides the current application and licence fees for plumbers.

Application fee

An application fee is payable at the time of lodging an application.

The application fee is non-refundable and GST is not payable.

Licence fee

If your application is unsuccessful the licence fee will automatically be refunded and posted to the address specified on the application form.

All licences are valid for three years from the date of approval.

Should you have any queries regarding your application please contact 1300 489 099 .

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