Plumbing and drainage inspection fees

IMPORTANT NOTE: The fees charged for audit inspections booked with Fair Trading changed on 1st July 2018. For full details, please refer to the New Fee Structure document (PDF, 1140.36 KB)

NSW Fair Trading is responsible for regulating all on-site plumbing and drainage work where the water supply and/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, and are to be paid via Fair Trading's MyInspections page.

Fees payable within the area where Fair Trading conduct audit inspections of on-site plumbing and drainage work are defined by clause 13 of the NSW Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2017 and set out in Schedule 1 Part 1 of the Regulation.

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

Item

Service provided

Fee

1

Inspection by plumbing regulator of plumbing and drainage work on a:

(a)  weekend, or

(b)  public holiday, or

(c)  weekday before 8 am or after 4 pm

$854

2

Initial inspection by plumbing regulator of plumbing and drainage work involving performance solution

$254

3

Additional inspection by plumbing regulator of plumbing and drainage work involving performance solution

$151

4

Inspection by plumbing regulator of plumbing and drainage work not covered elsewhere in this Schedule

$103

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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