AS/NZS 3500 (Plumbing and Drainage Set) - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you undertake testing of sanitary plumbing and drains.

This standard applies to new installations as well as alterations, additions and repairs to existing installations. The standard specifies the requirements for the materials, design and installation of:

  • Water services;
  • Sanitary services;
  • Stormwater drainage; and
  • Heated water services.

This set of standards is also referred to as the National Plumbing and Drainage Code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority

Act(s) name

Water and Sewerage Act 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Water and Sewerage Regulations 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Unit
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority

Operating address:
Ground Floor South, Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62071923


02 62071925


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