Changes to Plumbing Regulations 2018

On 26 September 2023, amendments were made to the Plumbing Regulations 2018, through the Building and Plumbing Amendment (National Construction Code and Other Matters) Regulations 2023, to enable:

  • Adoption of 2021 plumbing standards AS/NZS 3500 Parts 1 to 4 into the plumbing regulatory framework.
  • Streamlined placement for definition and technical requirements for fire protection, mechanical services, refrigerated air conditioning and roofing (stormwater) work in the Victorian Schedule 10 of Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) 2022.
  • Stronger regulatory links for deemed to satisfy energy efficiency provisions (rainwater tank or solar water heater requirements of National Construction Code (NCC) 2019 Vol. 2.
  • Updated references to adopt the new clause numbering system in PCA 2022.

For more detailed information on these changes, visit the plumbing legislative and regulatory amendments web page.

If you have questions about the changes, please contact the VBA on 1300 815 127 or email for plumbing enquiries.