Do I need plumbing approval?

In most circumstances, plumbing approval is required on all new and existing buildings and outbuildings.  The property owner is responsible for ensuring that a plumbing approval is in place prior to any plumbing work commencing.

A plumbing approval is required for the following:

  • New sewer drain installation including alterations to existing drains
  • New stormwater drain installation including alteration to existing drains
  • New plumbing fixtures including hot and cold water piping installation

Please consult the (PDF, 1MB)Guide for Plumbers(PDF, 1MB) to determine the category of plumbing work being undertaken and subsequent approval required.

If you believe a plumbing approval is not required you should seek confirmation from the Council and the Registered Plumber undertaking the project prior to any work commencing.

Please Note - Substantial penalties apply to persons undertaking plumbing work without approval.