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The Media Liaison Officer is the first point of contact for journalists and other members of the media wanting information about Building and Energy (formerly the Building Commission and Energy Safety ) and its activities. Contact the media liaison officer: Email: cpmedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au Mobile:...
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Regulations made under the Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 set out the licensing requirements for a provisional tradesperson’s licence. Who needs a provisional tradesperson’s licence A person undertaking plumbing work must hold a licence or permit. The provisional tradesperson’s licence enables a...
Overseas applicants
Reporting minor plumbing work Multi-entry certificates Reporting minor plumbing work completed on or after 1 January 2020 Drainage Plumbing Diagrams Information and search function for drainage plumbing diagrams Plumbing eNotice Information on using the Plumbing eNotice Link directly to the eNotice...
Certificates and diagrams
Western Australia’s plumbing standards The Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) prescribe the plumbing standards that apply in Western Australia. In general, the plumbing standards that apply are the following parts of the Plumbing Code of Australia:...
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The requirements for construction induction training apply to construction work. The definition of construction work under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 is very broad and picks up a wide range of activities. Construction work is...
Construction Industry Training Card
To carry out water supply, sanitary or drainage plumbing work in Western Australia a person must hold either a plumbing contractors licence or a tradespersons licence issued by the Plumbers Licensing Board. Licensed tradespersons must work under the general direction and control of a licensed...
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Building and Energy has currently cancelled all information sessions. Free 2020 NCC Seminar videos available Due to the health risks associated with COVID-19 the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) was unable to deliver the 2020 National Construction Code (NCC) Seminars. Instead they have...
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Building and Energy produces and amends legislation, codes of practice, guidelines, proposals and general safety information. Where public comment is invited, draft copies of the documents are placed on this page. Guidelines for the safety of buildings near network operator electrical assets The...
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Report of the Construction contracts register for the financial year to 30 June 2010.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2012.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2013.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2014.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2015.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2016.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2017.
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Report of the Building Commissioner for the financial year to 30 June 2018. Construction Contracts Act 2004
Building and Energy
Reports
12 Dec 2018
Building Focus newsletter brings you the latest news for the building, building surveying and painting industries and replaces the Building Commission News. Building Focus Issue 1 Click here to view...
Building and Energy
Newsletter
10 Dec 2018
On 23 February 2018, the Minister announced the establishment of the IAG, as a means of facilitating consultation with key industry stakeholders on measures to improve security of payment for...
Building and Energy
Reports
11 Dec 2018

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The Building Commission has confirmed that testing found no asbestos-containing building products and materials supplied by Yuanda Australia in its general inspection of 13 Western Australian buildings.
Building and Energy
Media release
31 Aug 2017
In December 2016 the Building Commission (in providing administrative support to the Plumbers Licensing Board) commenced delivering Western Australia’s drainage plumbing diagram service . This service was previously provided by the various sewerage service providers in Western Australia, including the Water Corporation. Since then Building Commission has developed an online search system for...
Building and Energy
Department News
25 Aug 2017
Canning Vale licensed plumbing contractor Richard James Palmer (PL7708) has been cautioned by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for negligence and incompetence.
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jul 2017
Canning Vale man Nicholas Bradley Mason (PL7879 – suspended), trading as Mason Plumbing and Gas , has had his plumbing contractor’s licence suspended for three months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
06 Jul 2017
The June 2017 edition of Building Commission News is out now. Read the Building Commission News Edition 2/2017 – June 2017 The newsletter features articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. If you didn't receive a copy of the newsletter, make sure you are signed up to receive our news and updates. Subscribe to news and updates
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Jun 2017
Carramar plumber James Raymond Hudson (PL5487) has been ordered to pay a $3,000 fine to the Building Commission and has had a condition placed on his licence by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) as a result of the disciplinary action against him in May 2017. At the 29 May meeting the Board recommended the actions as a result of breaches of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards...
Building and Energy
Media release
09 Jun 2017
The April 2017 edition of Building Commission News is out now. Read the Building Commission News Edition 1/2017 – April 2017 The newsletter features articles on regulatory matters, electronic enablement initiatives, industry updates, events, and links to new publications . If you didn't receive a copy of the newsletter, make sure you are signed up to receive our news and updates. Subscribe to...
Building and Energy
Department News
13 Apr 2017
The Building Commission’s final report into the construction of the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has cleared the building of asbestos and fire safety issues and identifies the likely sources of the lead contamination.
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Apr 2017
The Building Commission will visit eight towns in regional Western Australia between March and May to update the local building industries on matters relating to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and roof compliance.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Mar 2017
On 14 December 2016, the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 were amended to provide for the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) to administer drainage plumbing diagrams in Western Australia.
Building and Energy
Department News
07 Mar 2017

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