The Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) - Australian Government


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

The code is Volume 3 of the National Construction Code. 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 defines the certification and authorisation procedures for plumbing and drainage materials and products so that they may be used or 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

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

Act(s) name

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Determination (No.2) 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Contact details

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