Restricted Plumbing Permit - Western Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to remove and reinstall or replace a water heater as a licensed electrician or gasfitter.

This permit authorises you to disconnect, remove, install and connect a compression union, a temperature / pressure relief valve or an expansion control valve in the course of removing, reinstalling or replacing a water heater, provided that the following applies:

  • the removal, installation or replacement of the water heater being on a like-for-like basis
  • no change to the existing pipes being needed
  • the existing pipes are in a safe and proper working order
  • the temperature / pressure relief valve overflow pipe complying with the plumbing standards
  • the use of a flexible hose connection is not needed.

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 this permit you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have completed an approved training course
  • hold an electrical worker's or contractor's licence, or gasfitting permit or authorisation
  • hold a current National Police Certificate.


Three years unless surrendered


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Restricted Plumbing Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Building and Energy Fee Schedule - Building Services and Plumbing - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply All A Guide to Restricted Plumbing Permits (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Plumbers Licensing Act 1995 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 Western Australia


This permit is not transferable.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

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 Services

Building and Energy

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 489 099
Website: Plumbers (Opens in new window)