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From 2019, courtesy renewal reminders will start being sent electronically (no longer by post). Notices of expiring licences, permits and/or registrations (authorisations) will be sent as follows: 3 months before expiry, an SMS will be sent to remind you to update your details 2 months before...
Occupational licensing
For the purposes of the information provided below, “mutual recognition” refers to the ability of a person who is registered in connection with an occupation in a State, Territory or New Zealand to carry on an equivalent occupation in Western Australia, subject to the provisions of the Mutual...
Occupational licensing
Submitting a notice through eNotice is a very efficient and intuitive alternative to paper notices. There are 4 types of notices: Notice of Intention (NOI) Notify Drainage Work Completed Certificate of Compliance (COC) Emergency NOI/COC Please note: Multi-entry certificates for minor works are...
eNotice
You will need your licence number and the email address registered with Building and Energy . Enter your details and request a security code. We will send a one-time security code to your registered mobile number or email address. Once you enter the access code and agree to the Terms and Conditions...
eNotice
eNotice What is the benefit to me and my business from using eNotice? The potential benefits are: Quicker, more convenient and cheaper than completion and delivery of paper forms. Better quality of information and less rework for everyone. Accessible via mobile devices for on-site submission...
eNotice
eNotice is a web based facility for the electronic lodgement of Notices of Intention and Certificates of Compliance for plumbing work (excluding multi-entry for minor works). It has been developed to improve the efficiency of work notice processes and achieve cost savings for all parties. It is...
eNotice
The fees below are effective from 1 July 2018. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 New application Note: Includes a non-refundable portion Electrician licence (EL) $164.85 (1 year) $534.45 (5 years) Restricted electrician licence (RE) $164...
Services
The Western Australian Government is seeking your comments on the proposals to modernise Western Australia’s WHS laws. Background On 12 July 2017, the Government’s announcement of the development of a modernised Work Health and Safety Act for Western Australia which is based on the national model...
Work health and safety legislation reform
Stay informed with Building and Energy's latest news and updates. Building Commission News Building Commission News is a e-newsletter for builders, plumbers, painters and building surveyors in the Western Australian building and construction industry. Subscribe to news and updates to receive...
Newsletters
What is being done nationally On 23 June 2015, the Australian Senate referred the issue of non-conforming building products to the Senate Economics Reference Committee. The Committee released its interim report ‘Safety – not a matter of good luck’ on 4 May 2016. The Senate Committee is due to hand...
Non-conforming building products

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Application form to modify or set aside plumbing standards.
Building Commission
Form – application
05 Nov 2018
Use this form to apply in writing for mutual recognition of your licence if you are working as a plumber, electrician, or gasfitter.
Corporate
Form – application
02 Oct 2018
EnergySafety
Fact sheet
14 Sep 2018
What is eNotice? eNotice is a web based facility for the electronic lodgement of Notices of intention and Certificates of compliance for plumbing work (excluding multi-entry).
Building Commission
Fact sheet
14 Sep 2018
What is an application to modify or set aside plumbing standards in Western Australia? A licensed plumbing contractor is able to lodge an application on the approved form together with the payment of...
Building Commission
Guidance note
12 Sep 2018
This fact sheet has been prepared by the Department of Health and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety to provide information and best practice guidance for organisations and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
20 Jul 2018
Pursuant to Regulation 45 of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000, the installation fee is payable in respect of plumbing work for a new building, or an extension to an...
Building Commission
Schedule
06 Jul 2018
Notice of intention/certificate of compliance and multi-entry certificate order form.
Building Commission
Form – application
06 Jul 2018
New regulations have come into effect which requires electricity to be switched off before people enter the roof space. To assist workers in notifying homeowners of the new regulations the WorkSafe...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Jul 2018
WorkSafe is investigating an incident with preliminary evidence indicating an employee, who was fatally injured, may have been struck in the head by a 48 inch pipe wrench spanner. The spanner was...
WorkSafe
Alert
31 May 2018

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Announcements

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s inaugural Annual Report, tabled in Parliament on 19 September 2018, is now available on the website . The 2017-18 report highlights the department’s key achievements and financial performance for the last financial year and showcases what we do for the community of Western Australia. The report also includes independently audited reports...
Corporate
Department News
25 Oct 2018
A Perth plumber has been fined $1,000 by the Plumbers Licensing Board for failing to comply with a rectification notice about drainage and infrastructure issues at a Belmont development. Joshua Andrew O’Neill (PL7643), the sole director of Redback Contractors Pty Ltd , was subcontracted to provide plumbing and gas services during construction of the seven-unit complex in 2016 and 2017. Occupants...
Building Commission
Media release
23 Oct 2018
On 1 May 2018, the Building and Energy Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Building and Energy) released a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (CRIS) to seek public comment on the final round of reforms arising from the 2013/14 review of plumbing regulation in Western Australia. The CRIS contained 21 proposals, including: The introduction of a new funding...
Building Commission
Department News
09 Oct 2018
Building and Energy wishes to remind you that you must use the correct postal address for all correspondence. Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Building and Energy Division Locked Bag 14 CLOISTERS SQUARE WA 6850 From Friday 24 August 2018 there is no longer a mail redirection set up. Therefore, mail sent to any previous addresses will not be received by the Licensing Boards...
Building Commission / EnergySafety
Department News
29 Aug 2018
Some quick checks and routine maintenance could have prevented the explosion of a storage water heater outside a home in Perth’s north, according to Building and Energy inspectors who attended the site. The incident is a timely reminder for owners of all storage water heaters – gas, electric and solar – to follow the recommended maintenance schedule, which usually involves simple checks every few...
EnergySafety
Media release
08 Aug 2018
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (the Department) has been running information sessions in metro and regional areas discussing proposed changes to plumbing regulation in Western Australia. Two more Perth dates have been added and this is the final opportunity for stakeholders to find out more about the proposals and provide any feedback to the Department. Dates and times: 4...
Building Commission
Department News
14 Jun 2018
Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a contract worker. Rand, a cold storage food distributor, pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace where contractors were not exposed to hazards. On 11 December 2014, during the construction of a dividing wall within a...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 May 2018
FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17 year old worker in Esperance. FGS Contracting Pty Ltd was fined $225,000 for failure to meet their duty to provide a safe workplace and for failing to ensure the correct high-risk work license. Additionally, Franceschi as the Director was...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling concrete tilt-up panels at a Perth construction site. Axedale, among three parties charged, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of workers, and that failure causing the death of Joseph McDermott and Gerard Bradley. The fine totalled $...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 May 2018
Cloverdale plumber Matthew David Mitchell (TL13359) , trading as Seven Star Plumbing and Gas Pty Ltd , has been ordered to pay a fine of $3,000 to the Building Commissioner by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) as a result of disciplinary action taken against him. At their 23 April 2018 meeting, the Board imposed the fine as a result of disciplinary breaches of the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing...
Building Commission
Media release
17 May 2018

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Applying for a replacement of your plumbing licence using the online reprint service.
Building Commission
Apply for a plumber’s licence from the Building Commission.
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Renew your licence online.
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Changing your contact details with the department's online notification service.
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Builders, building surveyors, and painters can notify the department about changes to contact information.
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Paying your plumbing licence renewal using the online renewals service.
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