Anyone can do unregulated work. You don’t need to be licensed nor do you need approval by QBCC or local government or report it.
If you aren't a QBCC licensee and want to carry out unregulated plumbing work, you must still meet the minimum standards of work under the legislation and codes.
Unregulated work includes:
- replacing a shower head or domestic water filter cartridge
- replacing a jumper valve or washer in a tap
- repairing or replacing a drop valve washer, float valve washer or suction cup rubber in a toilet cistern
- replacing caps to ground level inspection openings on a sanitary drain
- cleaning or maintaining a ground level grate for a trap on a sanitary drain
- installing or maintaining an irrigation or lawn watering system downstream from a tap, isolating valve or
- backflow prevention device on the supply pipe for the watering system
- repairing or maintaining an irrigation system for the disposal of effluent from a greywater use facility or on-site sewage facility
- fire protection work for testing plumbing carried out by a holder of a fire protection occupational license or another QBCC license
- incidental unskilled tasks (e.g. excavating or backfilling a trench).
Public sector entities
If you are a public sector entity, you can get the work assessed by a qualified and experienced person or apply to local government.
For more information, please visit Queensland Building and Construction Commission.