Plumbing reforms 1 July 2012
This section provides information on plumbing and drainage inspections in the Sydney, Illawarra, Blue Mountains and Newcastle areas. Find out about the type of work that requires an inspection, when and how you should book an inspection, inspection fees, what documents you need and who you should provide them too.
Work requiring inspections
Plumbing and drainage inspection fees
Applying for a Notice of Work
Booking an inspection
Plumbing inspection documents
Unattended final inspection
Non-compliant plumbing and drainage work
Note: Newcastle plumbing and drainage inspection fees are to be paid at the MyInspections website. Go to the MyInspections page on the Fair Trading website for more information.
Fair Trading has a range of templates, documents and forms available for plumbers and drainers to download. These include:
This section provides information on plumbing and drainage inspections outside the Sydney, Illawarra, Blue Mountains and the Newcastle areas from 1 January 2013. The section includes information about who to contact to book inspections, Notices of Work and Certificates of Compliance.
Plumbing reforms in 2012 were part of a state-wide initiative by the NSW Government to provide a more consistent and effective approach to standard setting, on-site regulation and licensing in NSW.
As part of the plumbing regulatory framework, Fair Trading licenses plumbers and drainers under the Home Building Act 1989, and all plumbing and drainage work must be completed by a person who holds a licence, qualified supervisor certificate or tradesperson certificate.
In addition, a system of on-site regulation ensures that NSW plumbing and drainage work is monitored, so it complies with technical standards and regulations.
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