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National Construction Code (NCC) Volume Three - The Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) - Australian Government


You will need to comply with this code if you are a licensed plumber and you intend to design, undertake or maintain plumbing and drainage installations.

The code is Volume 3 of the National Construction Code, also known as the Plumbing Code of Australia. It contains the technical provisions for the design, construction, installation, replacement, repair, alteration and maintenance of:

  • water services
  • sanitary plumbing and drainage systems
  • stormwater drainage systems
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • on-site wastewater management systems
  • on-site liquid trade waste management systems.

The code also spells out in the Governing Requirements, the product certification (WaterMark) and authorisation requirements for plumbing and drainage materials and products so that they may be installed in a plumbing or drainage installation.

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

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Apply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader NCC Volume Three, Plumbing Code of Australia (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Building Codes Board

Contact details

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