- Plumbing Applications
- Notifiable Work
- Plumbing Inspections
- Plumbing Records Search
- Application Forms
If you are planning to undertake plumbing works, it may be necessary for you to obtain a Plumbing Approval. Not all plumbing work is assessable work.
Assessable plumbing work, being plumbing work for which an approval is required, is defined by the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.
The application forms for such permit are available in the Application Forms section.
Further information as to assessable development may be obtained by viewing the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.
On 1 November 2012 a new category of plumbing and drainage work called "notifiable work" commenced in Queensland. This new category was introduced to reduce red tape, delays and costs for licensees, local governments and consumers. Notifiable work extends the amount of work a plumber or drainer can perform without a permit or any requirement for mandatory inspections.
Further information as to the criteria, assessment and process for notifiable work is available from the Department of Housing and Public Works website.
Council has a full-time Plumbing Inspector available for inspections from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3.30pm. (Note: cut off times and conditions apply).
At least 24 hours notice of inspections is required and inspections are only conducted during normal business hours.
Inspections by appointment can be arranged by contacting Council. Further enquiries relating to plumbing and drainage approvals or plumbing and drainage issues within, or outside, property boundaries can be directed to telephone 07 4761 5544.
Details of plumbing development approvals issued by Council pertaining to land within Council's area are available upon written request and payment of search fees.
Additional forms, templates and guidelines relating to plumbing are available from the Department of Housing and Public Works website.