New fee structure for QBCC plumbing and drainage occupational licence

From 1 March 2019 individuals (not companies) who hold a QBCC plumbing or drainage related contractor, nominee supervisor and site supervisor licence are not required to pay a fee if they apply for, restore or renew a range of corresponding occupational licences under the Plumbing and Drainage Act.   

The affected QBCC licensees are listed in the first column in the table below.  The corresponding occupational licences for which the licensee may apply for, restore or renew without a fee are listed in the table’s second column. 

Associated QBCC licence

Licence holders in these classes under Schedule 2 of the QBCC Regulation Are not required to pay for the following
PD Act occupational licence fee
  • plumbing and drainage licence
  • plumbing and draining restricted to plumbing licence
  • plumbing and draining restricted to tanks—water supply licence
 plumbers licence
  • plumbing and drainage licence
  • drainage licence
drainers licence
  • gas fitting licence (You must continue to hold your gas work licence or authorisation issued by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.)

water plumber—gas licence

  • irrigation licence

water plumber—irrigation licence

  • fire hydrants and hose reels licence (install and maintain)

Water plumber – fire protection (hydrants and hose reels) licence

  • sprinkler and suppression systems (reticulated water-based) licence (install and maintain) 
  • sprinkler and suppression systems (reticulated water-based) licence (install and maintain—restricted to commercial or industrial type)

water plumber—fire protection (commercial and industrial) licence

  • sprinkler and suppression systems (reticulated water-based) licence (install and maintain)
  • sprinkler and suppression systems (reticulated water-based) licence (install and maintain – restricted to domestic or residential)

water plumber – fire protection (domestic and residential) licence

  • drainage—on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance)

drainer—on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance)

  • drainage—on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance and installation)

drainer—on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance and installation)

Licensees who hold a plumbing and drainage occupational licence ONLY are not impacted by these changes and must pay the prescribed fee. 

Impacted licensees who have paid to renew their plumbing or drainage occupational licence due on or after 1 March 2019 can request a refund. Unfortunately, the law does not allow us to offer you a refund if your renewal or application date fell before 1 March 2019. 

If you think you might be entitled to a refund, you can contact us via the  General Enquiries and Feedback Form  or call 139 333.