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If you were previously licensed as a plumber you will not need to provide evidence of your qualifications and experience to the Plumbers’ Licensing Board . You will still need to demonstrate to the Board that you are suitable to be reissued and will need to complete the reissue application form...
Reissue
A guide to licence, notification and certification obligations under the Regulations and the compliance audit program, including: General licence obligations Notification and certification obligations New fixture fees Drainage plumbing inspection notifications Minor plumbing work Multi-entry...
Responsibilities
Regulations made under the Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 set out the licensing requirements for a provisional tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing). Who needs a provisional tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing) A person undertaking plumbing work must hold a licence or permit. The...
Overseas applicants
All fees listed below are exclusive of GST and effective from 1 July 2019. Owner-builders Application for residential building $174.00 Application for Industrial/commercial building $467.00 Adjudicators Application fee $56.65 Complaints Standard complaint fee $119.00 Concession complaint fee $59.50...
Fee schedule
All fees below are effective from 1 July 2019. 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...
Fee schedule
The Building and Energy fees below are exclusive of GST and effective from 1 July 2019. Initial registration – application fee Practitioner $92.50 Contractor (Individual) $61.50 Contractor (Partnership) $150.00 Contractor (Company) $150.00 Initial registration – registration fee Practitioner for 3...
Fee schedule
Restricted plumbing permits allow eligible gasfitters and electricians to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature/pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater on a strictly...
Initial grant of licence
How to apply for a replacement of your lost, stolen or damaged plumbing licence Applying for a replacement of your plumbing licence can be done using the online reprint service. How does it work? To use the reprint service you will need to know your licence number which can be found on the front of...
Online licensing services
How to lodge your plumbing renewal application An application to renew a plumbing licence or permit can only be made within the ‘renewal period’, which begins 12 weeks before the expiry date, and ends 28 days after the expiry date. To lodge your renewal application online, you will need: Your...
Online licensing services
As an alternative to post or email, licence and permit holders can use the department's online Change of Contact system. To use the system you will need to have: The number of your current licence or permit. You can find the number of your licence or permit, and see if it is current, by checking...
Online licensing services

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This technical note has been published to provide information and list mandatory procedures about the disinfection of drinking water storage tanks and water supply pipes as set out in AS/NZS 3500.1:...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
23 Aug 2019
This technical note has been published to provide information on unintentionally heated cold water, floor wastes and floor waste gullies, flammable insulation in wall cavities and plumbing services...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
This technical note has been issued to provide advice on the correct requirements when installing water heaters and water tanks in roof spaces.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
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 and Energy
Technical standards
03 Jul 2019
This technical note has been issued to provide technical information about pressure control valves in water services. The majority of these valves are used where the pressure supplied from the...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
25 Jun 2019
This technical note has been developed as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry for the correct use and installation of air admittance valves (AAVs) for sanitary and drainage plumbing...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
25 Jun 2019
The department has developed a checklist for employers and workers engaged in the fabrication and installation of stone benchtops. This checklist highlights safety issues with a focus on silica...
WorkSafe
Checklist
07 Feb 2020
This technical note provides advice on the correct configuration of vertical risers used for inspection purposes as well as risers from gully and fixture traps. This is a requirement of the Plumbing...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to clarify the requirements for the installation of inspection openings on drainage plumbing systems in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
30 May 2019
This technical note provides clarification on the requirements for connecting condensate from refrigerated air conditioners, cabinets, sterilizers, autoclaves and similar appliances to sanitary or...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
30 May 2019

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Update (26 March 2018): In response to enquiries from plumbers, a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page has been published. With Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Plumbers could find themselves in hot water if they go to a home to carry out one job but end up taking payment for more than they were called out for. A 10 business day cooling-off period applies to any approach from...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Mar 2018
The WA Government has announced a review to improve security of payments for subcontractors in Western Australia's building and construction industry, and the establishment of an Industry Advisory Group (IAG).
Building and Energy
Department News
23 Feb 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has now formally merged the operations of the former Building Commission and Energy Safety to form the new Building and Energy Division. Ken Bowron will lead the Building and Energy team. He holds the statutory positions of the Building Commissioner and the Director of Energy Safety. Building and Energy oversees the regulation of...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jan 2018
Building Commissioner Ken Bowron has suspended Choiceliving (WA) Pty Ltd’s (BC101237) building contractor registration due to concerns about the company’s financial status.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jan 2018
Karrinyup licensed plumbing contractor Joseph Travaglini (PL5037) has been fined $1,000 by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to submit the notifications and certifications required for plumbing work.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jan 2018
A Bennett Springs man who provided false and misleading information in an attempt to become a registered builder has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner.
Building and Energy
Media release
02 Jan 2018
A report released by ACIL Allen Consulting in February 2014 contained 51 recommendations broadly aimed at making Western Australia’s plumbing laws more modern and responsive to the changing needs of the industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
06 Dec 2017
A Maddington builder who provided incorrect and misleading information to become registered has been fined $5,000 and his request to cancel his registration has been accepted by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
05 Dec 2017
Asbestos Awareness Week 2017 runs from 27 November - 1 December 2017. Please take this opportunity to ensure your workplace asbestos management systems are up to date, and that workers are aware of these systems. And remember – buildings built before 1990 are likely to contain materials with asbestos content. Follow the links for more information: Checklist for asbestos management Asbestos FAQ...
WorkSafe
Event
24 Nov 2017
Thornlie licensed plumbing contractor Andrew William Jones (PL588) has been fined $2,000 by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to submit the notifications and certifications required for plumbing work.
Building and Energy
Media release
20 Nov 2017

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