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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
Decision RIS Publication of the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement: Reforms to Plumbing Regulation in Western Australia (DRIS) on 27 November 2019 signals the completion of Building and Energy’s extensive review of Western Australia’s plumbing laws. The next stage in the reform process is the...
Responsibilities
Regulations made under the Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 set out the licensing requirements for a tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing). Who needs a tradesperson’s licence (drainage plumbing) A person undertaking plumbing work must hold a licence or permit. A person with a tradesperson’s licence...
Initial grant of licence
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...
Initial grant of licence

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This technical note has been issued to clarify the venting requirements for pumping apparatus including the connected drains, branch drains and fixture discharge pipes as listed in AS/NZS 3500.2:2018...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
28 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to advise the plumbing industry about the current situation when providing live or dormant water and sewerage connections to houses or buildings on survey strata...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
27 May 2019
This technical note has been published to clarify the requirements for overflow relief gullies and that the installation of a reflux valve does not remove these requirements.
Building and Energy
Technical standards
20 May 2019
Building and Energy
Technical standards
14 May 2019
This technical note has been issued to provide advice to the Western Australian plumbing industry about the connection of main drains into vacuum sewer systems. In areas where vacuum sewer systems...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
23 Aug 2019
This industry bulletin has been issued to inform the Western Australian plumbing industry of changes coming into effect from 1 May 2019. The changes apply to the following legislation: Plumbers...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
12 Apr 2019
This bulletin is to clarify the requirements of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000, regulation 45 and Schedule 1.
Building and Energy
Bulletin
21 Mar 2019
The Construction Industry Safety Advisory Committee (CISAC), a tripartite committee of the Western Australian Commission for Occupational Safety and Health, has been made aware of alleged non-...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
08 Mar 2019
Research in Australia and overseas has found that workers fabricating benchtops from stone can be exposed to levels of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which are hazardous to their health. The...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
07 Feb 2020
Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2006.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018

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Announcements

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
Padbury licensed plumbing contractor Lewis Leonard Darby (PL8389) has been fined $1,500 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
Thornlie licensed plumbing contractor Ryan James Crutchley (PL7798) 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
Halls Head licensed plumbing contractor Ian Beckwith (PL6804) has been fined $3,000 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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