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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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Current events Regional information seminars – Building engineers registration scheme Building and Energy is running three, free regional information seminars about the building engineer’s registration scheme. The seminars will explain how the new registration scheme will work, who is included in...
Events and seminars
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. Building legislation review schedule This schedule lists the dates when building...
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Our office hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Level 1, Mason Bird Building 303 Sevenoaks Street (entrance Grose Avenue) Cannington WA 6107 Find directions to Building and Energy on Google Maps Building services general enquiries Phone: 1300 489 099 Fax: 08 6251 1501 Email: be.info@...
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The notice of intent (NOI) has been developed to advise the gas supplier of a likely significant future gas load that may impact on their supply infrastructure and enable them to monitor the progress of the gasfitting work being carried out. Building and Energy intends trialling the use of the...
Notice of intent
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Need to submit a payment? Cashier counter services are located at the Cannington office , you can lodge payments for: tenancy bonds; licence and registration applications; and associations,...
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In keeping with the national trend to place greater accountability on industry members, self-certification forms the basis of Western Australia's regulatory framework. This means that licensed plumbing contractors are responsible for all plumbing work they perform for a period of six years from the...
Responsibilities
If at some stage you have carried out plumbing work that does not comply with the prescribed plumbing standards and one of the plumbing inspectors confirms that your work does not adhere to these standards you may be issued with a rectification notice. Rectification notices are issued to licensed...
Responsibilities
All major plumbing work, except emergency work, will require a notice of intention to be submitted to Building and Energy at least 24 hours prior to any work being undertaken. A licensed plumbing contractor must not carry out, permit or arrange for major plumbing work to be carried out unless a...
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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
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

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On 23 January 2017, building company Builtoncorp Pty Ltd (reg. BC12114) voluntarily appointed Jeremy Nipps and Dino Travaglini of Cor Cordis as administrators of the company.
Building and Energy
Department News
24 Jan 2017
The December 2016 edition of Building Commission News is out now.
Building and Energy
Department News
15 Dec 2016
Information about amendments to the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) that came into effect on 14 December 2016.
Building and Energy
Department News
14 Dec 2016

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