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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
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: bemedia@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 Reporting minor plumbing work completed on or after 1 January 2020 Drainage plumbing work notifications Drainage plumbing work notifications Drainage Plumbing Diagrams Information and search function for drainage plumbing diagrams Plumbing eNotice Information on using...
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:...
Responsibilities
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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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
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
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

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
The September 2017 edition of Building Commission News is out now. Read the Building Commission News Edition 3/2017 – September 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
11 Sep 2017
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

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