How do I apply for a plumbing licence?

Follow these four steps to apply for a licence in a class or specialised class of plumbing work in Victoria.

You will need to save these electronic forms to your computer or device (download Adobe Acrobat Reader to your device from iTunes or Google Play) and print once completed.

Step 1 – Download the application form

Download the Plumbing Licence Application Form to your computer / device.

Use this form if:

  • you are NOT currently licensed in a class or specialised class of plumbing work in Victoria AND you wish to apply for a licence in one or more classes or specialised class of plumbing work

    Or

  • you are currently licensed in a class or specialised class of plumbing work in Victoria AND you wish to apply for a licence in another class or specialised class of plumbing work.

IMPORTANT: Prepare and / or sign relevant supporting documents (as requested by the Application Form):

Step 2 – Fill out the form

Complete the Application Form electronically. You will need to fill out:

  • Part A: What we need know about you
  • Part B: Classes of plumbing work in which you seek to be licensed
  • Part C: Your qualifications and experience
  • Part D: Declaration
  • Part E: Your signature
  • Part F: Application fee and payment method
  • Part G: Photo Identification Form

Print a hard copy, and remember to sign your Application Form.

Step 3 – Prepare and / or sign supporting documents

Prepare and / or sign relevant supporting documents (as requested by the Application Form):

VBA may also:

  • ask you for more information about the application, if needed for the VBA to make a decision
  • arrange for a police record check on you.

Remember, every supporting document that you submit with your application for Part C must be certified as a true copy of an original. See attachment A of the Application Form for a list of people who can certify a document for you.

Step 4 – Submit your application and documents

Submit your completed application form PLUS any required documents:

By mail:

Victorian Building Authority
GPO Box 536
Melbourne VIC 3001

In person:

Victorian Building Authority
Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands 3008

Remember, you must not make any written or oral statement to the VBA in relation to an application for a licence (or for the renewal of a licence) that you know, or should reasonably know, is false.

Application fee


You need to pay $53.53 including GST to lodge your application form with the VBA. The Plumbing Licence Application Form explains how to pay this fee.

If your application is granted, you will also need to pay a licence fee. For a full list of fees, please read Plumbing licensing and registration fees.

Questions?

If you have questions about your application, you can find more information at Find answers to common questions.