Notifiable work for plumbing and drainage

Register notifiable work (form 4/4A)

You can register notifiable work (Form 4/4A) with the QBCC both electronically or manually.

Electronically - myQBCC

You can register notifiable work (form 4/4A) electronically by logging in to myQBCC.

If you have a myQBCC account, you can login and navigate to the ‘My Licences’ or “My Work’ tab to start the form.

If you don’t have a myQBCC account, you can register here. For more information see Registering for a myQBCC Account.

We have a user guide to help plumbers and drainers register Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) on myQBCC. It explains everything from logging in to your myQBCC account through to paying for and amending or cancelling completed submissions. 


You can register notifiable work manually by completing the Form 4 Notifiable Work (PDF) or Notifiable Work for Public Sector Entities (Form 4A) (PDF).

If you previously held a Top-Up account with us and need to request a refund following its closure, please complete this Refund Request Form – Top-Up Account Closure (PDF). Return it to, by post to GPO Box 5099, Brisbane QLD 4001 or to the counter of any of our service centres. We aim to have your refund processed within 28 days of receiving your returned form and will notify you via email once the funds have been electronically transferred to your nominated account.

How much do I pay?

If you register notifiable work (Form 4/4A) electronically you pay $31.45. You will pay $42.45 to register notifiable work (Form 4/4A) manually.

You can pay by VISA or MasterCard.

Who needs a copy of the form?

You must provide a copy of the form to the occupier of the premises or any other person who asked the relevant person to carry out the work.

How many forms do I register if there is more than one category of work for the same property?

Where more than one category of notifiable work is performed on a property under the same transaction typically, only one form needs to be registered. In determining whether a combination of jobs form part of the same transaction we consider the following factors:

  • whether the work was included in a single work order or quotation
  • when the work was completed and ready to be used by the occupant of the premises
  • when the licensee issued an invoice for the work.

For example, if you carry out a bathroom renovation and also install a new hot water heater on the same premises as part of a single transaction, only one form is required.

Amending or cancelling a submitted Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A)

If you made a mistake when registering notifiable work (Form 4/4A) you can update the following details in myQBCC:

  • the property address
  • any optional additional address details you entered
  • optional 'My Reference' details you entered
  • the categories of work you selected
  • the attachments you added.

For more information, see Notifiable Work (Form 4/4A) Submission User Guide – Plumbers and Drainers (PDF).

If the information you need to correct is something other than those details listed above, you'll now be able to request a cancellation and refund by filling out a Refund Request Form – Notifiable Work Cancellation (PDF) and returning it:

  • Email:
  • Post: GPO Box 5099 Brisbane QLD 4001 (please don’t send in original documents such as qualifications unless we request them)
  • In person: QBCC service centres