Licensed plumbers, drainers and gasfitters must do or supervise work in accordance with the:
- Water and Sewerage Act 2000
- Gas Safety Act 2000
- Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004
- Plumbing Code of Australia
Plumbers, drainers and gasfitters must be licensed to perform any plumbing, drainage or gasfitting work in the ACT.
Evidence of insurance
Plumbers, drainers and gasfitters need to show evidence of their insurance to a client before providing a service. This includes advising the client if they do not have insurance.
Plumbers, drainers and gasfitters should stay up-to-date with:
- the latest safety advice, checklists and notes
- product safety alerts and warnings
- obligations when hiring an apprentice or trainee.
Notifications, inspections and approvals
Plumbers and drainers must notify Access Canberra:
- before beginning work
- when work is ready for inspection
- when work is completed.
Certified final drainage and plumbing plans must be registered with us before booking a final inspection.
Gasfitters are required to inspect and test appliances immediately after completing appliance work, to ensure they operate as per manufacturer's instructions and specifications. Gas installations may be inspected. Gasfitters must provide compliance certificates to Access Canberra on completion of all gasfitting work.
Gasfitters must also notify Access Canberra of any unsafe appliances and defect tags.
Appointment times for inspections can be made by contacting our Mitchell Service Centre. All work notified must be available to inspect.
Find out about:
- applying for a plumber, drainer or gasfitter licence
- renewing or updating your licence details
- disciplinary and other actions that can apply to a licence
- resolving a dispute
- industry resources
Contact us for more information.