Plumbing Work Approval - Sorell Council - Tasmania


You will require approval if you intend to undertake plumbing work.

You will need to apply for different approvals depending on the category of risk that is relevant to your plumbing work. There are three categories of risk: low risk work, medium risk work (notifiable work) and high-risk work (permit work).

  • Repairs and the changing of fixtures and fittings are classified as low-risk work. You do not need a permit or approval for performing low risk plumbing work.
  • The Installation of new fixtures in bathrooms and kitchen renovations is classified as medium risk work (notifiable work). You will need to make an application (Notice of Work) made to the council for a Certificate of Likely Compliance.
  • High-risk work (permit work) involves commercial high-rise buildings, on-site wastewater management systems and backflow prevention devices. For high-risk work, you will need to submit an application to council for a Plumbing Permit.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a permit to undertake high risk work, your application must:

  • be made to the relevant permit authority
  • be accompanied by a certificate of likely compliance
  • be accompanied by any fee payable in respect of the application
  • include, or be accompanied by, such information and documentation as is determined by the Director of Building Control.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the council for more information.

Act(s) name

Building Act 2016 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Administering agency

Sorell Council

Contact details

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

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