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Who can obtain a restricted plumbing permit? Only licensed electrical workers and licensed gas fitters are eligible to obtain a restricted plumbing permit. Applicants for a restricted plumbing permit...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
18 Sep 2019
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 and Energy
Technical standards
06 Aug 2018
Building and Energy
Technical standards
17 Apr 2015
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 and Energy
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
Building and Energy
Reports
17 Feb 2017
Building and Energy
Reports
03 Mar 2015
Building and Energy
Reports
07 Apr 2015
The purpose of this industry bulletin is to remind building practitioners of their responsibilities to comply with minimum separation distances specified in the relevant Australian Standards when installing multiple services such as water, gas and electrical services in close proximity to each other.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
09 Feb 2015
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019
Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019

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The State Administrative Tribunal has suspended Western Australian plumber Jason Wayne Walker’s (PL6489) plumbing contractor licence.
Building and Energy
Media release
21 May 2014
Please note: The comment period for this proposal has now closed. This page has been retained for archiving purposes. Members of the plumbing industry are invited to comment on a proposal that would see provisional licences offered to overseas qualified plumbers working in Western Australia. Only licensed persons can perform plumbing work in WA, which places a requirement on people from overseas...
Building and Energy
Department News
14 May 2014
The Building Commission will introduce a number of enhancements to its existing compliance program in 2014, aimed at ensuring performance standards are being met and the licensing system works as intended. Many licensed plumbing contractors will have experienced a ‘compliance check’ from one of the Building Commission’s plumbing inspectors and in 2014, a compliance check of a contractor’s records...
Building and Energy
Department News
28 Nov 2013
New water laws, which look to transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia, came into effect on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. While the new legislation, the Water Services Act 2012 and the Water Services Regulations 2013 (the Water Laws), specifically relates to water services providers, there are a number of amendments for those working in the...
Building and Energy
Department News
29 Nov 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Dec 2013
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Tuesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day! Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety, and the environment. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building and Energy
Department News
11 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Mar 2014

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