Plumbing is regulated by Council under the current State Government legislation, available for viewing on the Department of Housing and Public Works website.

Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018

The Queensland State Government has introduced new plumbing and drainage legislation, commencing 1 July 2019.  The Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 (PDA) and associated Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2019 (PDR) are structured such that the operational aspects in relation to plumbing and drainage are now contained within the regulation.  The Act also introduces a new fast track application approval process for class 1a and 10a buildings subject to conditions.

As a result of the new Act ALL plumbing permit applications submitted from 1 July 2019 must be accompanied by the new ‘Form 1 – Permit work application for plumbing, drainage and on-site sewerage work’.

State Government Plumbing Forms

Application Forms for Plumbing work are available from the Department of Housing and Public Works website.

Commonly used forms listed below:

  • Form 1: Permit work application for plumbing, drainage and on-site sewerage work
  • Form 2: Application to amend a permit including an extension of time
  • Form 4: Notifiable Minor Work
  • Form 5: A testing or commissioning report
  • Form 7: Notification of responsible person

Fees may be payable depending on the type of works undertaken, particularly applications using Forms 1 and Form 4.

Please refer to Council's Fees and Charges.

Council Plumbing Forms

Compliance Report (Confirmation of Testing)

For applications lodged prior to 1 July 2019 only

Compliance  Report (PDF, 704.4 KB)

Plumbing Compliance Permit Information Request - Request for Extension of Time

Request for Extension of Time (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Lodgement Checklist for Plumbing Work
Plumbing Application Lodgement Checklist (PDF, 649.5 KB)

Request for Variation of Development Application Fees

Subject to the crieteria contained within Section 1 - Fee Policies of the Council's Register of Fees and Charges

Request for Variation of Development Application Fees
(PDF, 578.4 KB)

Council Plumbing Fact Sheets