Plumbing Reforms in the Newcastle and Hunter Region

From 1 July 2012, NSW Fair Trading will become the state's plumbing and drainage regulator and assume Hunter Water's regulatory responsibilities for on-site plumbing and drainage work. From this date, Hunter Water plumbing inspectors will transfer to NSW Fair Trading.

From 1 July 2012, NSW will also adopt the Plumbing Code of Australia as the single code of practice for all plumbers across the state.

Important Information for Plumbers

As a result of these changes, plumbers and drainers in the Hunter Water area must book inspections for all plumbing and drainage work with NSW Fair Trading by phoning 1300 889 099.

These changes are part of a state-wide initiative by the NSW Government to provide a more consistent and effective approach to standard setting, on-site regulation and licensing in NSW.