Lodgment of building and plumbing applications

Building and plumbing applications can only be lodged through our online services development portal.

This will allow you to complete your details and respond to questions, provide building and plumbing details and pay the application fees. You will need to upload all your documentation (Note: documents must be in PDF format).

The Building Act

The Building Act 2016 and the Building Regulations 2016 were introduced in January 2017. They regulate building and plumbing work in Tasmania. These laws and codes apply to everyone who undertakes building and plumbing work.

You can discuss the changes that were introduced in the new Act with your plumber or designer or further information is available at the Department of Justice.

Plumbing work and plumbing permits

As the property owner, it is your responsibility – in conjunction with the designer – to ensure that a certificate of likely compliance and/or plumbing permit is in place before any plumbing work begins.

If you don’t think you need a permit, you should check with your building surveyor, designer and the registered plumber undertaking the project before you start work.

You should also discuss with your building surveyor or designer if you need TasWater approvals.

Note: there are substantial penalties for undertaking building and plumbing work without a permit.

Cost of building and plumbing permits

We require that all building and plumbing fees are paid when you lodge your online plumbing application.  

For more information, see our fees and charges page.

More information

Further information to plumbing related issues:

Registered plumbers

All plumbing work – including installing, altering or maintaining a plumbing installation (i.e. roofing, drainage, pipe work) – must be undertaken by a plumber with an appropriate certificate of registration under the Occupational Licensing Act 2005

For further information visit the Department of Justice’s licence databases.