Certifying Plumber & Drainer (Design) Registration - Northern Territory


This registration enables the holder to certify the design of plumbing and drainage works in all classes of buildings, in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of Australia and Building Regulations (4).

A Plumber & Drainer (Design) is required to hold Professional Indemnity insurance to the value of $1 million and be a type that is acceptable to the Building Practitioners Board.

If a corporation or firm is registered as a certifying plumber and drainer (design), 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 has had at least 5 years practical experience in the design of plumbing & drainage systems and on-site sewage disposal systems.


2 years.


Fees vary. Further information is available from http://www.bpb.nt.gov.au/forms.shtml

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:

Licensing Officer

Operating address: Level 3, NAB House
71 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 1154
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889364082
Email: bpb@nt.gov.au
Website: http://www.bpb.nt.gov.au/contacts (Opens in new window)