Licensed Plumbers Numbers
|Total Number of Licensed Plumbers
Classes of Licence
The Plumbers Licensing Board issues three classes of licence. In order to carry out plumbing work in Western Australia a person must hold the appropriate licence:
Plumbing Contractor's Licence
Plumbing Contractor's (Drainage Plumbing) Licence
Tradesperson's (Drainage Plumbing) Licence
While both licensed plumbing contractors and licensed tradespersons are qualified to carry out plumbing work, only a licensed plumbing contractor is qualified to certify that the work complies with the relevant plumbing standards. Therefore, licensed tradespersons must work under the general direction and control of a licensed plumbing contractor.
From October 2005 the PLB also introduced a restricted plumbing permit scheme.
Categories of licensed plumbing contractor
The current types of plumbing contractor's licence available are:
i) water supply, sanitary and drainage;
ii) water supply and sanitary;
iii) water supply and drainage;
iv) water supply;
v) drainage; and
vi) sanitary and drainage plumbing.
Page last updated on: Wednesday, 2 February 2011