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How to pay your plumbing licence renewal fee Paying your plumbing licence renewal can be done using the online renewals service. To use the renewals service you will need to know your licence number (which can be found on the front of your licence I.D card). Also, in order for us to safeguard your...
Online licensing services
How to update your contact details Changing your contact details with the Building Commission's online notification service. How does it work? To use the notification service you will need to know your licence number which can be found on the front of your licence I.D Card. Also, in order for us to...
Online licensing services
Background On 19 June 2013, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, Minister for Commerce, announced an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulation, to be conducted by ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen). In undertaking the review, ACIL Allen released a discussion paper and held public...
Public consultations
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 the Building Commission and its activities. The current liaison officer is: Amanda Iannuzzi Email: bcmedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au Phone: 08 6251 1335 Mobile: 0466 409 828...
About the Building Commission
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
Drainage Plumbing Diagrams Information and search function for drainage plumbing diagrams Plumbing review Information on the review of plumbing regulation in WA Licensing Applying for a plumber's licence Pay your plumbing licence renewal online Find a licensed plumber Search for a licensed plumber...
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
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 induction

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Publications

The purpose of this technical note is to provide additional design and installation considerations to those provided in AS/NZS 3500:2003, Part 2: Sanitary plumbing and drainage on the installation of...
Building Commission
Technical standards
25 Oct 2016
Articles include information on new licence categories, provisional tradespersons licence and restricted plumbing permit, uselful links on the new Building Commission website, changes to the NOI form...
Building Commission
Newsletter
08 Jun 2015
Articles on the adoption of the Plumbing Code of Australia, the Infringement Notices Enforcement Scheme, requirements to provide updated photos, and the latest Plumbers Technical Notes to be...
Building Commission
Newsletter
08 Jun 2015
What are provisional tradespersons’ licences? Provisional tradespersons’ licences apply to plumbers and drainers who have obtained their qualifications and experience overseas and wish to migrate to...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
25 Oct 2016
Who can obtain a restricted plumbing permit? Only licensed electrical workers and licensed gasfitters are eligible to obtain a restricted plumbing permit. Applicants for a restricted plumbing permit...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
25 Oct 2016
This technical note has been produced to provide information on the connection of vents in plumbing installations that contain trade waste apparatus. It is to be read in conjunction with the...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
Building Commission
Technical standards
17 Apr 2015
This technical note has been issued to advise the plumbing industry of the mandatory requirements and best practice when installing flow and return lines from solar water heaters/panels on the roof...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016
This technical note provides information on the appropriate backflow prevention requirements when installing flexible spray type hoses in close proximity to toilet pans and other soil fixtures. This...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016

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Announcements

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 Commission
Media release
22 Jul 2015
Queens Park building company Choi Homes Pty Ltd (Reg. BC13447) and its nominated supervisor Graham Bryers (BP11649) of Seville Grove have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $1,000 each to the Building Commissioner for negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building Commission
Media release
29 May 2015
The Building Commission is conducting a seminar for plumbers in Broome as part of its 2015 Regional Roadshow. Location: The Mecure, Broome Date and time: Thursday 7 May 2015, 9.00am–12.00pm Cost: Free Participants are welcome to join either or both of the sessions outlined below: 9.00–10.30am Plumbers technical information session Presented by Mike Read, Senior Plumbing Technical Officer This...
Building Commission
Department News
20 Apr 2015
The National Construction Code 2015 (NCC) is provided as a preview of requirements that will be adopted on 1 May 2015 and it's now available online for FREE!
Building Commission
Department News
13 Apr 2015
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has announced a package of regulatory reforms to help Western Australia’s building and plumbing industries save money and work more efficiently.
Building Commission
Department News
31 Mar 2015
Beckenham licensed plumbing tradesperson Stephen William Jacobs (TL2525) has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal to pay fines of $800 and costs of $400 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building Commission
Media release
27 Mar 2015
Wednesday 11 March is World Plumbing Day. Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and celebrated annually, this international event raises awareness of the important role of the plumbing industry in protecting public health and safety and the environment.
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2015
The implementation of Western Australia’s new building laws was the first step towards moving our state towards a risk-based system of building regulation.
Building Commission
Department News
15 Apr 2014
The Building Commission has released a consultation paper seeking public comment on a proposal relating to the carrying out of basic plumbing repair work in remote Aboriginal communities that do not have ready access to a licensed plumbing contractor or tradesperson. The geographical location of many remote Aboriginal communities creates barriers to the performance of basic plumbing maintenance...
Building Commission
Department News
25 Feb 2015
Western Australia’s 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 from March to May 2015.
Building Commission
Media release
20 Feb 2015

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