Approval of Fittings, Fixtures and Pipes (Water Services) - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you intend to add, modify or replace fittings, fixtures or pipes connected to the water services infrastructure of a water services licensee. Water services works include:

  • water supply, sewerage and drainage assets and infrastructure
  • surveys, excavations, structures and buildings provided or used by the Water Authority in the provision of any water service
  • plant, equipment and structures attached to or associated with any of the above.

Work on irrigation infrastructure and work using fittings and fixtures that have been prescribed under the regulations are exempt from requiring this approval. Prescribed fixtures, fittings and pipes include:

  • baths, basins, sinks, laundry troughs, shower recess bases
  • fittings, fixtures or pipes manufactured under or supplied under a StandardsMark licence or a WaterMark licence granted by Standards Australia as a water or sanitary plumbing product intended for use in plumbing installations.

Please note that the relevant water services licensee may be the WA Water Corporation, your local council or a private corporation. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on this approval or to find out who is your relevant water services licensee.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An application for approval must:

  • be made in a form and manner approved by the licensee
  • be accompanied by detailed plans of the fitting or fixture
  • if required by the licensee - a sample of the fitting, fixture or pipe.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Approval of Fittings, Fixtures and Pipes (Water Services) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Plumbing Handbook - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Water Services Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Water Services Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation


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:

Head Office


Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Operating address: The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001
Website: Water (Opens in new window)