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When to submit a multi-entry certificate All minor plumbing work carried out must be certified on a multi-entry certificate. A multi-entry certificate will record up to 25 individual jobs and will need to be submitted within five working days after the end of each calendar month. For example, all...
Certificates and diagrams
When to lodge a certificate of compliance When major plumbing work is completed, the licensed plumbing contractor who lodged the notice of intention for the work must submit a certificate of compliance within five working days of completing the work. A certificate of compliance can only be lodged...
Certificates and diagrams
The AMC Jakovich Centre is a large modern facility located in the Technology Precinct of the prestigious Australian Marine Complex in Henderson. Featuring a range of spacious meeting rooms fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, the centre is available for all events ranging from small groups and...
Jakovich Centre
Technology Park, Bentley, is Western Australia's premier location for technology driven and innovative organisations dedicated to information technology and telecommunications, renewable energy, clean technologies and life sciences. The Park was opened in 1985 as a strategic priority to encourage...
Technology Park
National licensing (NOLs) in Western Australia On 13 December 2013 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided not to proceed with national occupational licensing. Status: Closed 30 September 2013 Information session A public information session on the current status of the national...
Consultations and reports
The table below provides information on when Construction Training Induction Card is required (Based on draft National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work) Guidance on inclusions and exclusions Safety awareness training required Safety awareness training may not be...
Construction induction
Information on the requirements for induction training in the construction industry
Construction induction
Reasonable time, if no time set A contract or agreement for the supply of services usually states when the services will be provided and the date they will be completed. If not, you automatically guarantee to supply the service within a reasonable time. What is ’reasonable’ will depend on the...
Guarantees and warranties
Services must achieve the consumer’s stated purpose You guarantee your services will be reasonably fit for any purpose specified by the consumer and that any products resulting from the services are also fit for that purpose. Example: A consumer asks a carpenter to build a carport to cover his 4WD...
Guarantees and warranties
What services are covered by the consumer guarantees? Services that you provide in the course of your business or professional activity, including not-for-profit services, that: cost up to $40,000 (or any other amount set by the Australian Consumer Law in future), regardless of purpose or use; cost...
Guarantees and warranties

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After consideration of all facets of the plumbing industry, the Plumbers Licensing Board, through consultation with industry members and its own team of technical compliance officers, has modified...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
For the purpose of this technical note, a “Multi-Unit Development” is defined as a development of three or more residential buildings limited to three storeys in height.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been developed with the assistance of the Plumbing Industry Reference Group and is issued as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry for the correct use and...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note responds to issues raised by licensed plumbers regarding the installation of reticulation/irrigation cut-ins and backflow prevention, 40 mm traps (using products with built-in air...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
Boundary traps perform a vital role in sewerage networks protecting the main drains of private properties and the community from harmful sewer gases.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical nte has been issued to alert the plumbing industry and stakeholders to acceptable methods for the termination of waste water drains from evaporative airconditioners.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been developed as a guide to the Western Australian plumbing industry regarding the thermal insulation of heated water piping and the installation of heat traps.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been issued to inform the plumbing industry about the regulated limitations on the use of plastic pipes when installing solar water heaters. Plastic pipes are now commonly...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been issued to inform the plumbing industry about the correct termination of drain lines from temperature/pressure-relief valves and expansion control valves associated with...
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014
This technical note has been published to clarify that the requirement for an overflow relief gully is not removed by the installation of a reflux valve.
Building Commission
Technical standards
22 May 2014

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Announcements

New water laws, which look to transform the provision of water, sewerage, irrigation and drainage services in Western Australia, came into effect on Tuesday, 19 November 2013. While the new legislation, the Water Services Act 2012 and the Water Services Regulations 2013 (the Water Laws), specifically relates to water services providers, there are a number of amendments for those working in the...
Building Commission
Department News
29 Nov 2013
The Building Commission recently brought together stakeholders from across the building and plumbing industries to look back at its past achievements and hear about its future directions. The Building the Industry 2013 presentation and sundowner was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 December 2013 and acted as the industry launch for the Commission’s Strategic Plan 2013-2016...
Building Commission
Department News
12 Dec 2013
In June 2013, the State Government announced that an independent review of Western Australia’s plumbing regulations would be undertaken by ACIL Allen Consulting. The consultant’s final report , which was informed through consultation with the WA plumbing industry, is now available.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Feb 2014
Tuesday 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. The availability of clean drinking water and basic sanitation is something that affects us all, and our Australian lifestyles would be very...
Building Commission
Department News
11 Mar 2014
A summary of submissions received on the discussion paper ‘Alternative Plumbing Solutions in Western Australia’ is now available for viewing.
Building Commission
Department News
13 Mar 2014

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