Regulated and Unregulated Work

Work to be done by a licensed person: 
Please note: all plumbing, drainage and on-site sewerage work other than the unregulated work must be performed by a licensed plumber and drainer. Penalty infringement notices apply for work performed without the appropriate license.

Unregulated work that does not require a license:

  • Replacing a shower head or domestic water filter cartridge
  • Replacing a jumper valve or washer in a tap
  • Repairing or Replacing a drop valve washer, float valve washer or suction cup rubber in a toilet cistern
  • Replacing caps to ground level inspection openings on a sanitary drain
  • Cleaning or maintaining a ground level grate for a trap on a sanitary drain
  • Installing or maintaining an irrigation or lawn watering system downstream from a tap, isolating valve or backflow prevention device on the supply pipe for the watering system
  • Repairing or maintaining an irrigation system for the disposal of effluent from a greywater use facility or on-site sewerage facility

All plumbing and drainage work other than those outlined in the unregulated section above must be performed be a licensed plumber/drainer. 
To check that the Plumber you intend to carry out work for you is licensed please refer to:

For information pertaining to minor plumbing work, please view the documents below:

Page reviewed: 26 Jun 2019 9:59am