Plumbing Code of Australia - Victoria


You will be required to comply with this code if you wish to undertake plumbing activities within Victoria.

The Plumbing Code of Australia covers 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 Plumbing Industry Commission, through the Plumbing Regulations, has modified the Code. These changes include:

  • not adopting work or design that relates to a subsoil drain as part of the Code
  • not adopting the design, construction, replacement of stormwater pits, below-ground storage or retention tanks as part of the Code
  • changing all references to a plumbing or drainage installation as a plumbing or drainage system.

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

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Plumbing Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

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