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Occupational plumbing and draining application and renewal fees

Occupational plumbing and drainage licence fees from 1 July 2019.

If you hold an associated QBCC contractor, nominee supervisor or site supervisor licence, you no longer have to pay a plumber, drainer or restricted occupational licence application or renewal fee. For more information, see Associated QBCC Licence.

You will need to pay an administration fee of $68.95 in addition to the relevant fee(s) for an application or requests. You only need to pay this fee once per financial year. If you make another application or request within the same financial year, you do not have to pay this fee again.

Application fees

  1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years

Including administration fee

Plumber $212.05 $287.55 $363.05 $438.55 $514.05
Drainer $212.05 $287.55 $363.05 $438.55 $514.05
Combined Plumber AND Drainer $355.15 $430.65 $506.15 $581.65 $657.15
Restricted Licence $157.45 $232.95 $308.45 $383.95 $459.45
Provisional Plumber OR Provisional Drainer $135.30 N/A  N/A N/A N/A
Combined Provisional Plumber AND Provisional Drainer $201.65 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Provisional Plumber AND Full Drainer (1 year) $278.40 N/A N/A N/A N/A

NOT including administration fee

Plumber $143.10 $218.60 $294.10 $369.60 $445.10
Drainer $143.10 $218.60 $294.10 $369.60 $445.10
Combined Plumber AND Drainer $286.20 $361.70 $437.20 $512.70 $588.20
Restricted Licence $88.50 $164.00 $239.50 $315.00 $390.50
Provisional Plumber OR Provisional Drainer $66.35 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Combined Provisional Plumber AND Provisional Drainer $132.70 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Provisional Plumber AND Full Drainer (1 year) $209.45 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Renewal fees

  1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Including administration fee
Retired or employee of Registered Training Organisation $91.10 $113.25 $135.40 $157.55 $179.70
All other licensees $144.45 $219.95 $295.45 $370.95 $446.45
NOT including administration fee
Retired or employee of Registered Training Organisation $22.15 $44.30 $66.45 $88.60 $110.75
All other licensees $75.50 $151.00 $226.50 $302.00 $377.50

Restoration fees (including additional fee1)

  1 Year 2 Years 3 years 4 Years 5 Years
Including administration fee
Retired or employee of RTO $166.60 $188.75 $210.90 $233.05 $255.15
All other licensees $219.95 $295.45 $370.95 $446.45 $521.95
NOT including administration fee
Retired or employee of RTO $97.65 $119.80 $141.95 $164.10 $186.20
All other licensees $151.00 $226.50 $302.00 $377.50 $453.00

Other fees

NOT including administration fee
Endorsement Application $15.60
Additional restoration fee1 $75.50
Equivalent qualification $28.55
Review of conditions $66.35
Replacement Card $28.55
Certified copy of licence $28.55
Administration fee2 $68.95
Notifiable Work (Hard Copy) $42.45

Notifiable Work (Electronic Copy)

$31.45
  1. If your licence has expired you will need to pay the additional restoration fee of $75.50 to restore your licence. You can only restore your licence within 1 year after the day the licence expired. If you have not restored your licence within 1 year after the day the licence expired, you will need to reapply.
  2. You will need to pay an administration fee of $68.95 in addition to the designated fee for the relevant application or request. You only need to pay the administration fee once per financial year. If you make another application or request within the same financial year, the administration fee is not payable

Renewing or Restoring

If your licence expired you will need to complete a Form 25 -  Licence Restoration Application (PDF) and pay the additional restoration fee $75.50 to restore your licence. You can only restore your licence within one year after the day your licence expired. If you have not restored your licence within one year after the day the licence expired, you will need to reapply.

If you hold a provisional license and your licence expires, you will need to reapply and pay the appropriate application fee(s). For more information, see Apply for a plumbing and drainage licence;

Replacement Licence Card

To apply for a replacement licence card complete a Form 27 – Application for a Replacement Licence (PDF) and pay the fee of $97.50 (incl. administration fee).

Review of Licence Conditions

To apply for a review of the conditions of the licensee’s licence complete a Form 23 – Review of Licence Conditions (PDF) and pay the fee of $135.30 (incl. administration fee).