Plumber and Drainer Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake plumbing or drainage work. There are two licensable occupations, with various occupation classes. Plumber occupations include:

  • sanitary plumber
  • water supply plumber
  • irrigation plumber
  • journeyperson plumber
  • fire sprinkler fitter
  • journeyperson fire sprinkler fitter.

Drainer occupations include:

  • advanced sanitary drainer's licence
  • journeyperson drainer licence
  • operative drainer licence.

If you intend to undertake backflow prevention device test work as a licensed plumber you must first receive an endorsement from the registrar. Backflow prevention device test work means any work that is undertaken to test a backflow prevention device that forms part of a water service, hot water system, irrigation system or fire sprinkler system.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements


Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource


Act(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.