NSW Plumbing Reforms – From 1 July 2012

As of 1 January 2013 Fair Trading became the state’s single plumbing and drainage regulator for all on-site plumbing and drainage works.

NSW Fair Trading has delegated inspection and enforcement powers to regional councils so they may continue conducting plumbing and drainage inspections.

Links outlining the changes, frequently asked questions and procedures. 

Plumbing Reforms - Frequently Asked Questions for Regional NSW

Information for Plumbers and Drainers in Regional NSW

A notice of work must be completed and lodged with Council before work commences.  

Notice of work for Plumbers and Drainers

It is a requirement that all plumbing works undertaken have an appropriate plan submitted to Council. Links to a downloadable A4 worksheet and symbol code are provided and are also available from Council. 

Worksheet Sewer_Service_Diagram