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Plumbing and drainage inspection fees 

NSW Fair Trading is responsible for on-site plumbing and drainage work where the water supply or sanitary drainage is provided by Sydney Water or Hunter Water.

The fee structure below applies to plumbers and drainers in Sydney, Illawarra, Blue Mountains and the Newcastle area from 1 July 2015.

Fees for on-site plumbing and drainage work connected to either Sydney Water or Hunter Water’s sewer and water are to be paid via Fair Trading's MyInspections page.

 

Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2017 (Schedule 1, Clause 13 (1))

Fee level $

Inspection type

[1] Inspection of plumbing and drainage work (up to 2 inspections per licensee)

198

[2] Inspection of plumbing and drainage work involving alternative or recycled water installations (provides up to four inspections per licensee)

407

[3] Additional inspection of plumbing and drainage work covered by items 1 and 2 (per inspection)

104

[4] Initial inspection of plumbing and drainage work involving a performance solution

244

[5] Additional inspection of plumbing and drainage work involving a performance solution (per inspection)

104

[6] Additional fee for after hours inspection of plumbing and drainage work (on weekends, public holidays and weekdays before 8am or after 4pm) (per inspection)

837

 

NOTE: Fees are per inspection type and not per site visit. For instance, an internal and external drainage inspection conducted during the same site visit are still regarded as two inspections. 

 

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