Plumbing and Draining Registration - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to perform plumbing/drainage work in accordance with the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (Qld), the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 (Qld), the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 (Qld) and the Plumbing and Drainage (Transitional) Regulation 2014.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Drainers licence

entitles a person to perform drainage work below ground level, except the drainage work that requires an endorsement.

Endorsement

entitles a person to perform specific aspects of work not covered under the existing licence, and recognises the additional qualifications and skills for which the endorsement is issued.

Plumbers licence

entitles a person to perform plumbing work, except the plumbing work that requires an endorsement.

Provisional licence

entitles a person to perform plumbing and drainage work for which the licence is issued.

Restricted licence

entitles a person to only perform plumbing or drainage work for which the licence was issued.

Eligibility requirements


The Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 (Qld) sets out the qualifications and practical experience required for the different types of plumbers and drainers licences issued. This information has been provided in the fact sheet "Plumbers and Drainers Licences".

Transferability

This licence cannot be transferred.

Duration

A plumbers, drainers or restricted licence can vary from 12 months to 5 years.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$130.65

A plumbers licence or drainers licence under section 36 of the Act

Application$60.60

A provisional licence under section 36 of the Act

Application$26.10

A qualification to be assessed for equivalence under section 9 of the Act

Application$80.80

A restricted licence under section 36 of the Act

Application$14.25

An endorsement on a licence under sections 37(a) and 7 of the Act

Application$62.95

Cost of processing an application for a licence under section 42(3) of the Act

Application$68.95

Restoring a licence under section 52 of the Act

Application$60.60

Review of licence conditions under section 55(3)(b) of the Act

Miscellaneous$26.19

Certified copy of a licence under section 74 of the Act

Miscellaneous$26.10

Replacing a licence under section 73 of the Act

Renewal$68.95

Renewing a licence for each year of renewal under section 48 of the Act

Renewal$20.20

Renewing a retired persons licence under section 48(3) of the Act for 1 year

Application

You can apply for a licence by submitting the following items to the Queenland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC):

  • Application for a licence (Form 21)
  • proof of identity
  • satisfactory evidence of your relevant qualifications and practical experience
  • the fee, as set under the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 (Qld)
  • any other documents that the approved form requires, and
  • if you are licensed by an interstate or New Zealand licensing authority, written details of any conditions of your licence.

The fees are set out in Schedule 4 of the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 (Qld).

Licensing fees are payable at the time of submitting an application.

Before deciding the application the QBCC may investigate the applicant, request further information or require the applicant to undergo a written, oral or practical examination.


Additional information

  • a licensee may have conditions set on the licence which prevent the licensee from carryout out certain work.
  • a licensee may have had a licence suspended or cancelled through disciplinary action taken by the PIC.
  • an interstate licencsee must hold a Qld licence to be able to perform regulated work in Qld.
  • a licensee licensed in another State or Territory may apply for a Qld licence under Mutual Recognition legislation.

Application must be made in person. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Administering agency

Minister for Housing and Public Works

Act(s) name

Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 (Queensland)

Contact details

Customer Contact Centre
Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Operating address:
299 Montague Road
West End
Queensland 4101
Mailing address:
GPO Box 5099
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

1300 272 272

Fax:

07 3225 2999

Supporting information

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