Current plumbing and drainage laws and codes

This section lists the plumbing laws and codes that apply to Queensland's plumbers and drainers, builders, developers, local governments, community title managers, water service providers and householders.

New plumbing laws and regulations commenced on 1 July 2019.

Read more about changes to the legislation.

Make sure you're aware of the penalties for breaching plumbing law.

Current laws and regulations

Superseded Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Codes

Note: The Queensland Plumbing and Wastewater Code replaced the On-Site Sewerage Code published in November 2003.


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