Plumbing Industry – General Enquiries

This section of the site contains information specifically for plumbers and drainers.

Queensland’s plumbing laws

The Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (PDA) commenced on 1 November 2003, together with the two plumbing regulations, the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 and the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003. These laws apply to plumbing and drainage work in Queensland.

Plumbing Code of Australia

The Department of Housing and Public Works  http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx is a major step towards the development of uniform plumbing standards across Australia, as well as establishing consistent procedures for the approval of plumbing products across the nation.  Volume Three of the National Construction Code Series is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government and each State and Territory Government. http://www.abcb.gov.au/

The Plumbers and Drainers Board issues licences as well as dealing with complaints and alleged breaches of plumbing standards and licences. For more information, visit our page on the Plumbers and Drainers Board.

BCQ Newsflashes

Building and Plumbing Newsflashes are up to the minute news and advice about emerging building legislation and standards, produced by Building Codes Queensland.

Further information

If you cannot locate the information you need, or have a query about plumbing and drainage issues, email Building Codes Queensland or phone 07 3235 4149.

Last Updated: 30 September 2005

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