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The Building Commission fees below are exclusive of GST and effective from 1 July 2016. Initial registration – application fee Practitioner $82.50 Contractor (Individual) $55.00 Contractor (Partnership) $133.50 Contractor (Company) $133.50 Initial registration – registration fee Practitioner for 3...
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Restricted plumbing permits allow eligible gasfitters and electricians to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature/pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, removing and reinstalling or replacing a water heater on a strictly...
Initial grant of licence
How to apply for a replacement of your lost, stolen or damaged plumbing licence Applying for a replacement of your plumbing licence can be done using the online reprint service. How does it work? To use the reprint service you will need to know your licence number which can be found on the front of...
Online licensing services
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
At the time the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations were developed a national Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was developed by Safe Work Australia. An examination of that RIS showed that it did not contain sufficient Western Australian specific content to demonstrate that there were...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today (16/12/2015) provided information on the current status of the consultation process and development of the Work Health and safety (WHS) laws. “In August 2014, the State Government announced that it intended to craft the best version of the national...
Developments in OSH in Western Australia
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

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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
Building Commission
Reports
17 Feb 2017
Building Commission
Reports
03 Mar 2015
Building Commission
Reports
07 Apr 2015
The purpose of this industry bulletin is to remind building practitioners of their responsibilities to comply with minimum separation distances specified in the relevant Australian Standards when installing multiple services such as water, gas and electrical services in close proximity to each other.
Building Commission
Bulletin
09 Feb 2015
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015

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Announcements

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
Building Commissioner Peter Gow says an agreement amongst Australian Building Ministers to make the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC) and future editions freely available online will pave the way for more innovative and productive building and plumbing industries in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
04 Feb 2015
High Wycombe licensed plumbing contractor Grant Aaron Raynor (PL5501), the sole director of G A Raynor Pty Ltd and trading as Rayco Plumbing Contractors , has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay fines of $3,000 and costs of $700 as a result of disciplinary action initiated by the Plumbers Licensing Board.
Building Commission
Media release
02 Feb 2015
Future online editions, commencing with the 2015 National Construction Code (NCC), will be freely available to registered users, commencing with access to a free preview of NCC 2015 (both online and in PDF) prior to its adoption date of 1 May 2015. From 1 February 2015, users are able to access NCC 2015 which includes: Volume One (Building Code of Australia for Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings);...
Building Commission
Department News
30 Jan 2015
The December 2014 edition of Plumbers' News contains the latest news for the plumbing industry from Western Australia's Building Commission. Plumbers' News edition 2/2014 – December 2014
Building Commission
Department News
19 Dec 2014

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