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Who Can Perform Plumbing and Drainage Work Legally?
The health and safety of the community is reliant on professional, licensed people undertaking plumbing and drainage work. In Queensland, legislation stipulates that any unlicensed persons (people who are not qualified to undertake plumbing and drainage work) cannot perform what is considered "regulated wor", stipulated in the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2019.
Technical Updates and Information about the Plumbing and Gas Industry including licencing information, industry alerts, product advice and technical advice.
Trade Contractors Licence
Important information on the Plumbing and Drainage Trade Contractors Licence, including the scope of work involved, the qualifications required and the licence grades.
Water Efficiency Certification
Information regarding what Water Efficiency Certification is as well as what is required to deem a property 'Water Efficient'.
Updates and important information from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
Amendments to Orientation of Collectors for Solar Heated Water Systems
MPAQ was advised of a change to AS/NZS3500.4: 2015 which was adopted on 1 May 2016. At this time it was discovered that the orientation of solar panels were now being required to face within 45 degrees of true north, rather than east or west as is often the practice. Not every house has that roof orientation. Not every household wants their solar hot water system facing north.
Unitywater’s Sub-metering Process
MPAQ in conjunction with Unitywater want to promote the process for installing sub-meters to plumbers and members in the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas.
Plumbing Industry Updates and Information posted for MPAQ members to view and keep up to date on changes in the industry.
New Mechanical Services Licensing Framework Commences 1 January
Following consultation on the proposed framework, new Mechanical Services licences will be offered from 1 January 2020 in medical gas, air conditioning and refrigeration, and plumbing. These licences will be regulated by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).
Mediation Request Form
This form is for use by customers of MPAQ members wishing to utilise Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland (MPAQ) as a mediation service between themselves and their contracted plumber, drainer and/or gas fitter.