Victoria's plumbing regulatory system
Victoria's plumbing regulatory system was established under Part 12A of the Building Act 1993 to ensure the safety, health and sustainability of all Victorians.
Key components of Victoria's regulatory system include the licensing and registration of plumbing practitioners, self-certification of plumbing work and the monitoring of compliance through random audits and inspections. The Plumbing Industry Commission is responsible for maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of Victoria's plumbing regulatory system.
In general, all plumbing work must be either carried out by, or supervised by a licensed plumbing practitioner. Licensed practitioners have demonstrated adequate qualifications and experience, and have an appropriate level of insurance cover. Licensed practitioners must self-certify that their plumbing work complies with all relevant regulations, standards and codes. Generally, a licensed practitioner does this by issuing a compliance certificate to the consumer of plumbing work.
What legislation governs plumbing work?
All plumbing work must comply with Part 12A of the Building Act 1993 and the Plumbing Regulations 2008.
Part 12A of the Act sets out the legal framework for the registration and licensing of plumbing practitioners, and regulation of plumbing work and other plumbing matters. The Regulations are derived from the Act and set out the requirements that must be complied with.