Certifying Plumber and Drainer (Design) Registration - Northern Territory


You will need this registration if you intend to certify the design of plumbing and drainage works in all classes of buildings. Note that you must always operate in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for Certifying Plumber & Drainer (Design) Registration you are required to have:

  • current Professional Indemnity Insurance of $1,000,000.
  • 5 years practical experience in the design of plumbing and drainage systems and on-site sewage disposal systems.


2 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $834.00

Fees for 2020 - 2021.

Apply Renewal All $1112.00

Fees for 2020 - 2021.

Lodge Application All $278.00

Fees for 2020 - 2021.

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 1993 Northern Territory

Approval time

All applications take six to eight weeks to process.

Additional information

All renewals are subject to Continual Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

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:

Licensing Officer

Building Practitioners Board

Operating address: Level 3, NAB House
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 08 8936 4082
Email: bpb@nt.gov.au
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