The Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) - Australian Government


The Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) 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 PCA 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

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, Water and the Environment

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Regulator

Mailing address: GPO BOX 858
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 372 746
Phone: 02 6272523
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