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Plumbing laws and codes

This section lists the plumbing laws and codes that apply to Queensland’s plumbers and drainers, builders, developers, councils, community title managers, water service providers and householders.

Current laws and regulations

Draft laws and legislation

Consultation on draft plumbers and drainers forms

We have now launched the final stage of public consultation on the new plumbing law reforms. Draft forms are now available for review and comment.

Submissions close at 5.00pm, 26 April 2019.

See the consultation information and draft forms.

Changes to the legislation

The Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 11 September 2018.

The Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019 was approved by the Governor in Council on 4 April 2019.

The new Act will commence on 1 July 2019, along with the new Regulation and modernised Queensland Plumbing Wastewater Code.

This has been an extensive consultation and we would like to thank everyone who has had their say.

Information sessions

Between April and June 2019, we’re holding information sessions across Queensland about the upcoming changes to the plumbing laws and how those changes will benefit industry and licensees.

Registration is open now. See the session dates and locations​.

Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code

Pending Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code

Superseded Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Codes

Note: The Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code replaced the On-Site Sewerage Code published in November 2003.​



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