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Western Australia’s system for regulating plumbing work protects consumers and the community by ensuring that only suitably qualified people who hold plumbers licences granted by the Plumbers Licensing Board are legally entitled to carry out plumbing work. Corporate entities such as companies and...
Initial grant of licence
Technical notes on plumbing industry topics are issued to assist licensed plumbers to comply with the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (the Regulations) applicable to water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Each technical note is to be read...
Technical advice
Information about Building and Energy's Enforcement Branch.
Enforcement
Building disputes Disputes (building service or home building work contract complaints) Any person adversely affected by the carrying out of a regulated building service may lodge a complaint alleging that a building service has not been carried out in a proper and proficient manner or is faulty or...
Compliance and audit
Registration as an adjudicator falls under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . (1) The qualifications and experience required by an adjudicator are: (a) a degree from a university or other tertiary institution in Australia in one of the following disciplines or an equivalent qualification from an...
Becoming an adjudicator
Building and Energy protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Licensing search
Only a plumber who holds a licence issued by the Plumbers Licensing Board can legally carry out water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Licensing plumbers reduces risks to public health, safety and the environment by ensuring they are competent and sufficiently...
Having plumbing work done
Due to COVID-19, Building and Energy is unable to receive building service or home building work contract complaints lodged in person or by post. All complaints must be lodged using the online complaint form until further notice: https://forms.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-commission/complaint...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Background The Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG) is an advisory body providing expert advice to the Plumbers Licensing (Board) on a range of plumbing and occupational licensing matters, including the licensing regulations, the education and training of plumbers, and the technical plumbing...
Boards
Establishment and function The Plumbers Licensing Board is established by Part 5A of the Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 . The Act vests the Board with four main functions: To monitor matters relating to the qualification and training of plumbers. To advise the Minister for Commerce on matters relating...
Boards

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Building and Energy
Form – application
01 Jul 2019
Please note the 12 month transition period for water meters to comply with the WaterMark certification scheme in this bulletin has been revised to 24 months. The requirement for all water meters to...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
16 Aug 2018
Articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. Building Commission News 3/2017 Click here to view the newsletter
Building and Energy
Newsletter
11 Sep 2017
Articles on audit and compliance matters, industry updates, events, and links to new publications. Building Commission News 2/2017 Click here to view the newsletter
Building and Energy
Newsletter
25 Jul 2017
Conciliation is a process whereby parties, with the help of a conciliator, meet to identify issues, develop solutions to the problem and explore ways to reach an agreement. This publication is a...
Building and Energy
Information
05 Feb 2019
Building and Energy
Guidance note
07 Jul 2017
This technical note has been produced to provide technical information on access facilities for the disabled. Australian standard, AS 1428 Design for access and mobility parts 1 and 2 are referenced...
Building and Energy
Technical standards
03 May 2019
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
12 Dec 2019
On 14 December 2016, the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 were amended providing for the Plumbers Licensing Board (the Board) to administer drainage plumbing diagrams in...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
01 May 2017

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World Plumbing Day is an international event that was launched seven years ago by the World Plumbing Council, and is now held every year on 11 March. On this day, government, industry and the community come together to celebrate all things plumbing, and recognise the important role plumbers play in protecting public health and safety, as well as the environment. Plumbing is vital to global health...
Building and Energy
Department News
08 Mar 2016
Regional building industries will be briefed on imminent changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other industry matters at information sessions run by the Building Commission.
Building and Energy
Media release
01 Mar 2016
Red tape reforms set to save West Australians at least $150 million during the next five years have been revealed in the State's inaugural Red Tape Reduction Report Card.
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Nov 2015
Thornlie man Kim Godfrey (PL986 – suspended) has been fined and had his plumbing contractor’s licence suspended by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
30 Sep 2015
A Kinross man who was the subject of a joint public warning by the Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection in August has registered a new business name, prompting a renewed call for consumers to be vigilant when engaging anyone to carry out plumbing or gasfitting services.
Building and Energy
Media release
07 Sep 2015
Oakford licensed plumbing tradesperson Bradley Kenneth Mack (TL5569), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $1,500 and costs of $975 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Aug 2015
The Building Commission, Energy Safety and Consumer Protection are warning the public to be cautious of dealing with Kinross man Hajir Mobin , trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services , who may be continuing to carry out illegal plumbing and gasfitting work despite being successfully prosecuted three times.
Building and Energy / Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Aug 2015
On 1 August 2015 the Plumbers Licensing Board will amend the way in which plumbers must give notice that drainage plumbing work is ready to be inspected.
Building and Energy
Department News
31 Jul 2015
On 1 July 2015 Standards Australia published new 2015 versions of AS/NZS 3500, Part 1 Water services and Part 2 Sanitary plumbing and drainage. As of 1 May 2015 the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) is the primary document that sets the plumbing standards in Western Australia and the AS/NZS 3500:2003, Parts 1, 2 and 4 are called up as Deemed-to-Satisfy referenced documents in the PCA. It should be...
Building and Energy
Department News
30 Jul 2015
Consumers are warned to avoid dealings with Kinross man Hajir Mobin, trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, who has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work at properties in Claremont and Shenton Park in January 2014.
Building and Energy
Media release
22 Jul 2015

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