Renew, update or surrender your licence

Renewing or restoring your occupational plumbing and draining licence

Renew your licence

You will receive notice of the expiry of your licence before your licence expires.

To renew your licence, you will need to pay the appropriate fee(s). 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.

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

How do I renew my licence?

Return your completed form and all requirements:

  • Online: Submit a Feedback & Enquiries Form. You will need to register and/or login to myQBCC to provide your completed application form and required attachments.
  • By 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

Restore your licence

If your licence expired you will need to pay the additional restoration fee of $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.

To restore your licence you will need to complete:

Return your completed form and all requirements:

  • Online: Submit a Feedback & Enquiries Form. You will need to register and/or login to myQBCC to provide your completed application form and required attachments.
  • By 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

Retired plumbers and drainers

If you are a licensed plumber or drainer and are considering retirement, you can pay a reduced fee. It's important to remember that you cannot carry out plumbing or drainage work for payment once your licence is renewed or restored.

To apply for a reduced licence fee you will need to complete:

For more information, see Occupational plumbing and drainage licence fees.

Employee of a Registered Training Organisation

If you are an employee of a registered training organisation (RTO), you can pay a reduced fee to renew or restore your licence.

To apply for a reduced licence fee you will need to complete a Form 22 Application for renewal or restoration of a licence (PDF) or Form 25 – Licence Restoration Application (PDF).

For more information, see Occupational plumbing and drainage licence fees.