Changes to plumbing fees

Tuesday June 24 2014

New plumbing fees will take effect on 1 July 2014, with the annual increase reflecting the Treasurer’s increase rate of 3.15 percent.

The way the fees are set will also change. Currently, fees are shown as a monetary amount. Under new amendments, the fees will be listed as a number of ‘fee units’.

For example, the plumbing licence fee in 2013-14 is shown as $274.47. However, in 2014-15, the fee will be displayed as 21.37 units. The value of the fee unit is $13.24. This means the new fee will be $282.94.

This will eliminate the current need to amend regulations each year to provide for fee increases. Instead, the fees will be automatically indexed on 1 July each year in accordance with the Treasurer’s annual rate. 

Fees effective from 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015

Relevant Provision

Fee units

Fee ($)

1 In regulation 45, price of a compliance certificate for the purposes of section 221ZN(5) of the Act 2.43 $32.17
2 For an application under section 221T of the Act for a licence, registration or endorsement under section 221M, 221N, 221O, 221OA, 221P, 221Q or 221R of the Act 3.84 $50.84
3 For a licence under section 221M or 221Q of the Act or a renewal of that licence (if not endorsed) under section 221ZD of the Act 21.37 $282.94
4 For registration under section 221O or 221R of the Act or a renewal of that registration (if not endorsed) under section 221ZD of the Act 24.11 $319.22
5 For an endorsement under section 221N or 221OA of the Act 2.13 $28.20
6 For a renewal of an endorsed licence or registration under section 221ZD of the Act 21.37 $282.94
7 Fee for each endorsement on the licence or registration under section 221ZD of the Act 2.13 $28.20
8 For provisional registration under section 221P of the Act or a renewal of provisional registration under section 221ZD of the Act 8.03 $106.32
9 For a temporary licence under section 221W of the Act 5.29 $70.04
10 For temporary registration under section 221W of the Act 2.13 $28.20
11 For a late renewal under section 221ZE of the Act 5.29 $70.04
12 For a duplicate licence or registration document under section 221Y of the Act 2.13 $28.20
13 For an application for a declaration modifying the plumbing regulations under section 221ZZO of the Act 8.03 $106.32
14 For a practical examination conducted by, or on behalf of, the Authority 11.71 $155.04
15 For a theory examination conducted by, or on behalf of, the Authority 4.27 $56.53

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