Certifying Engineer (Hydraulic) Registration - Northern Territory


This registration enables the holder to certify the design and/or construction of plumbing and draining works and hydraulic fire services servicing buildings or structures of all classes, including plumbing & drainage works (including on-site sewerage treatment systems), fire hydrants, fire hose reels & fire sprinklers/suppression systems, in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and Building Regulations (4).

A Certifying Engineer (Hydraulic) is required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance to the value of $100,000 and be a type that is acceptable to the Building Practitioners Board.

If a corporation or firm is registered as a certifying engineer, then they must have a nominated individual who is also registered in the same category.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A person who holds either:
(a) a degree or other educational qualification, required for membership of the Institution of Engineers, Australia as a professional engineer eligible to use the post nominals MIEAust ); and has at least 3 years practical experience in the design of and supervision of the construction of building hydraulic services, including (i) at least 12 months practical experience in the design of building hydraulic services; and (ii) at least 12 months practical experience in the supervision of the construction of building hydraulic services; or
(b) a certificate of registration as a building services engineer on the National Professional Engineers Register (NPER).


2 years.


Fees vary.

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Northern Territory

Additional information

All renewals are subject to Continual Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Please contact the agency direct for further information.

Administering agency

Building Practitioners Board

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:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
Email: territorybusinesscentre@nt.gov.au
Website: http://www.nt.gov.au/business (Opens in new window)