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The Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 divides plumbing and drainage work into the following categories;
Compliance assessable work is more complex in nature than other types of plumbing and drainage work and has a higher risk of failure. This work must always be checked and before starting a job you need to get a compliance permit from
In order to lodge a plumbing and drainage application, you will need to complete Department of Housing and Public Works Forms 1 and 7 and submit to Council together with building plans (floor plan, site plan etc.), on-site design (If
All forms can be found on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.
Once a compliance permit has been issued and work has commenced, contact Council to arrange an inspection.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council has a
Council staff accepts plumbing and drainage applications and undertake supporting administrative processes.
Notifiable work is common, everyday plumbing and draining work performed by plumbers and drainers on existing residential buildings.
You must be a licensed person to perform notifiable work and ensure you only perform the work covered by your license (for example, a licensed drainer can perform notifiable drainage work).
Notifiable work can include:
Minor work must be performed by a Queensland Building Construction Commission (QBCC) licensee but doesn’t need to be approved by the local government or reported to QBCC.
Some examples include:
Anyone can do unregulated work. You don’t need to be licensed nor do you need approval by QBCC or local government or report it.
If you aren’t a QBCC licensee and want to carry out unregulated plumbing work, you must still meet the minimum standards of work under the legislation and codes.
Common examples of unregulated work include:
Checklists and other documentation can be found below.