AS / NZS 3500 Plumbing and Drainage Standards - Australian Capital Territory


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
  • heated water services
  • housing installations.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All AS / NZS 3500 Plumbing and Drainage Set (Opens in new window) Important

Act(s) name

Water and Sewerage Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water and Sewerage Regulations 2001 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Operating address: 16 Challis St
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Website: Planning and Land Authority (Opens in new window)