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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
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Plumbing, 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
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
Boards
Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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Use this form to apply in writing for mutual recognition of your licence if you are working as a plumber, electrician, or gasfitter. This document works best when using Internet Explorer 11. For all...
Building and Energy
Form – application
04 May 2021
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
19 Jul 2019
What is eNotice? eNotice is a web based facility for the electronic lodgement of Notices of intention and Certificates of compliance for plumbing work (excluding multi-entry). Please note: From 1...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
17 Apr 2019
What is an application to modify or set aside plumbing standards in Western Australia? A licensed plumbing contractor is able to lodge an application on the approved form together with the payment of...
Building and Energy
Guidance note
12 Sep 2018
This fact sheet has been prepared by the Department of Health and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to provide information and best practice guidance for organisations and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
16 Dec 2020
Pursuant to Regulation 45 of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000, the installation fee is payable in respect of plumbing work for a new building, or an extension to an...
Building and Energy
Schedule
06 Jul 2018
Multi-entry certificate order form.
Building and Energy
Form – application
06 Nov 2019
New regulations have come into effect which requires electricity to be switched off before people enter the roof space. To assist workers in notifying homeowners of the new regulations the WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Jul 2018
WorkSafe is investigating an incident with preliminary evidence indicating an employee, who was fatally injured, may have been struck in the head by a 48 inch pipe wrench spanner. The spanner was...
WorkSafe
Alert
31 May 2018
This industry bulletin is to inform the plumbing industry and relevant stakeholders about the certification of emergency eye wash and shower equipment installed in water supply plumbing systems in...
Building and Energy
Bulletin
24 May 2018

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Laws introduced by the Liberal National Government to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry have passed State Parliament.
Building and Energy
Media release
23 Nov 2016
The best way to ensure quality painting and plumbing work, and to make sure only ‘fit and proper’ persons are entering your client’s homes and places of business, is to engage appropriately registered and licensed tradespersons. Painters’ registration requirements Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered...
Building and Energy
Department News
01 Nov 2016
Western Australia's home building industry and new home owners are continuing to enjoy savings, as more outdated requirements are removed from the State's building regulations.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Oct 2016
Online licensing to save time and money for businesses and tradespeople. Electronic lodgement of notices will reduce overheads for industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
12 Oct 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building and Energy
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building and Energy
Department News
21 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building and Energy
Media release
14 Sep 2016
An interim report into the discovery of asbestos in the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has found the procurement processes used by principal contractor John Holland Pty Ltd to be comprehensive and consistent with industry practice. However, industry and government must improve processes for detecting and preventing the presence of non-conforming and hazardous products in buildings. Released...
Building and Energy / Corporate
Media release
13 Sep 2016
The Building Commission has released a decision paper on reforms that will allow a specified range of basic emergency plumbing repairs to be carried out by trained Environmental Health Workers in 205 of Western Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities.
Building and Energy
Department News
17 Aug 2016
Kinross man Hajir Mobin trading as Danny’s Plumbing and Gas Services, whose conduct has been the subject of several public warnings and prosecution action by the Department of Commerce, has been prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for carrying out unauthorised plumbing work.
Building and Energy
Media release
25 Jul 2016

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