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Licence application fees

Licence fees

You have the option to pay licence fees for 1 to 5 years.

Annual administration fee

In addition to your licence fee you will need to pay an annual administration fee of $73.19.

This only needs to be paid once per financial year per licensee. If you have already applied for another plumbing and/or draining licence within the same financial year, you don’t need to pay the administration fee again.

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2022 our fees and charges were increased by 2.5% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices.  

Fee exemptions

Individuals (not companies) who hold a QBCC plumbing or drainage related contractornominee supervisor and site supervisor licence are not required to pay a fee if they apply for a range of corresponding occupational licences under the Plumbing and Drainage Act. See these listed in the table below.

Application fee with admin fees

Licence class 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years
Plumber $225.04 $305.20 $385.30 $465.41 $545.51
Drainer $225.04 $305.20 $385.30 $465.41 $545.51
Plumber & drainer—combined $376.90 $457.00 $537.11 $617.21 $697.36
Restricted licence $167.13 $247.24 $327.34 $407.44 $487.55
Provisional plumber OR provisional drainer $143.61 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Provisional plumber & provisional drainer—combined $214.03 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Provisional plumber & full drainer $295.46 n/a n/a n/a n/a

Application fee without admin fees

Licence class 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years
Plumber $151.85 $232.01 $312.11 $392.22 $472.32
Drainer $151.85 $232.01 $312.11 $392.22 $472.32
Plumber & drainer—combined $303.71 $383.81 $463.92 $544.02 $624.17
Restricted licence $93.94 $174.05 $254.15 $334.25 $414.36
Provisional plumber OR provisional drainer $70.42 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Provisional plumber & provisional drainer—combined $140.84 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Provisional plumber & full drainer

$222.27

n/a n/a n/a n/a

Fee exemptions

These exemptions apply only to Individuals (not companies) who hold a QBCC plumbing or drainage related contractor, nominee supervisor and site supervisor licence applying for a corresponding occupational licence.

Trade licence held Occupational licence with fee exemption

Plumbing & drainage

Plumbing & drainage restricted to plumbing

Plumbing & drainage restricted to tanks—water supply

Plumber

Plumbing & drainage

Drainage

Drainer

Gasfitting

Water plumber—gas

Irrigation

Water plumber—irrigation

Fire hydrants & hose reels licence—install & maintain

Water plumber—fire protection (hydrants & hose reels)

Fire protection—water-based fire system—install and maintain

Water plumber—fire protection (commercial & industrial)

Fire protection—water-based fire system—install and maintain—restricted to commercial or industrial type

Fire protection—water-based fire system—licence—restricted to domestic or residential

Water plumber – fire protection (domestic and residential)

Drainage—on-site sewerage facility—maintenance

Drainer—on-site sewerage facility (maintenance)

Drainage—on-site sewerage facility—maintenance & installation

Drainer—on-site sewerage facility (maintenance & installation)

Licence maintenance fees

You must renew your occupational licence by the due date or you will have to pay a restoration fee. You have 1 year from your licence renewal date to restore your licence. After that time you will need to reapply to get licensed again.

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2022 our fees and charges were increased by 2.5% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices. 

Annual administration fee

In addition to your licence renewal fee you will need to pay an annual administration fee of $73.19.

This only needs to be paid once per financial year per licensee. If you have already paid the administrative fee within the same financial year, you don’t need to pay it again.

Fee exemptions

Individuals (not companies) who hold a QBCC plumbing or drainage related contractornominee supervisor and site supervisor licence are not required to pay a fee if they restore or renew a range of corresponding occupational licences under the Plumbing and Drainage Act. See these listed in the table above.

Renewal fees

When you renew your licence you can choose to renew for 1 to 5 years.

With admin fee

Licence holder 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Full occupational licensee $153.29 $233.40 $313.50 $393.66 $473.81
Retiree or employee of RTO $96.71 $120.19 $143.71 $167.23 $190.71

Without admin fee

Licence holder 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Full occupational licensee $80.10 $160.21 $240.31 $320.47 $400.62
Retiree or employee of RTO $23.52 $47.00 $70.52 $94.04 $117.52

Restoration fees

The fees below include the restoration fee of $80.10 in addition to the licence renewal fees.

When you restore your licence, you can choose to renew it for 1 to 5 years.

With admin fee

Licence holder 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Full occupational licensee $233.39 $313.50 $393.60 $473.76 $553.91
Retiree or employee of RTO $176.81 $200.29 $223.81 $247.33 $270.81

Without admin fee

Licence holder 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Full occupational licensee $160.20 $240.31 $320.41 $400.57 $480.72
Retiree or employee of RTO $103.62 $127.10 $150.62  $174.14 $197.62

Other fees

The prices outlined in the table below do not include the annual administrative fee.

Service Fee
Endorsement application $16.55
Equivalent qualification match $29.55
Review of conditions $70,42
Replacement card $30.29
Certified copy of licence $30.29

 


Last reviewed: 9 Oct 2021 Last published: 9 Oct 2021
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