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Registration as an adjudicator falls under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 . (1) The qualifications and experience required by an adjudicator are: (a) a degree from a university or other tertiary institution in Australia in one of the following disciplines or an equivalent qualification from an...
Becoming an adjudicator
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Find a registered building service provider or licensed plumber
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, the Building Commission 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...
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...
Reference groups
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
Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, the Building Commission 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...
Our legislation
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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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
Building Commission
Form – application
01 Jul 2015
This technical note has been produced to provide clarification on the options when connecting condensate from refrigerated air conditioners, refrigerated cabinets, sterilizers, autoclaves and similar...
Building Commission
Technical standards
24 Oct 2016

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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
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

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