Associated QBCC licence

Individuals (not companies) who hold an associated QBCC plumbing or drainage related contractor’s, nominee supervisors or site supervisor’s licence are not required to pay a fee if they apply for, restore or renew a plumbing and/or drainage occupational licence.

The plumbing and/or drainage occupational licence and associated QBCC licenses are listed in the table below.

If you are applying for a plumbing and/or drainage occupational licence and an associated QBCC licence, you only need to pay the application fees for the associated QBCC licence (unless your application for the associated QBCC licence is refused).

If you hold a plumbing and/or drainage occupational licence ONLY you are not impacted by these changes and must pay the prescribed fee.

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 license or authorisation issued by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
  • restricted water plumber – gas licence
  • irrigation licence
  • restricted water plumber – irrigation licence
  • fire hydrants and hose reels licence (install and maintain)
  • restricted 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)
  • restricted 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)
  • restricted water plumber – fire protection (domestic and residential) licence
  • drainage – on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance)
  • restricted drainer – on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance)
  • drainage – on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance and installation)
  • restricted drainer – on-site sewerage facility licence (maintenance and installation)

Refund

If you hold an associated QBCC licence and you received a renewal notice for your relevant plumbing and drainage occupational licence and the renewal date is on or after 1 March 2019, you are no longer required to pay and QBCC will be contacting you. If you paid to renew your occupational licence in these circumstances you may be entitled to a refund.

The law doesn’t allow the QBCC to refund licensees who have had their occupational licence issued, restored or renewed before 1 March 2019. If you are entitled to a refund, please contact us.