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Minor work

Minor work must be performed by a licensee but doesn’t need to be approved by the local government or reported to QBCC.

The Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019, Schedule 2 sets out the work that is considered minor work.

Minor work is work for premises that is necessary to:

  • maintain, repair, replace or remove a fitting or fixture
  • repair a broken or damaged pipe
  • maintain or repair an apparatus
  • install, replace or remove an apparatus, other than a:
    • dual check valve with atmospheric port
    • temperature control device
    • testable backflow prevention device
    • water heater
  • seal a supply pipe downstream from the water meter for a class 1 or 10 building or structure
  • maintain, repair or replace a fire hydrant or fire hose reel, unless schedule 3, section 2 applies to the work
  • unblock sanitary plumbing or sanitary drainage
  • maintain or repair a greywater use facility or an on-site sewage facility, other than an irrigation system for the disposal of effluent from the facility
  • install, remove or replace an automatic switching device for a rainwater tank
  • install a greywater diversion device.

More information

  • Minor work (Queensland Building and Construction Commission)


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