Submissions to the Plumbing Regulations Sunset Review have now closed.

To enable Victoria to continue to have effective plumbing regulations, the Victorian Government is undertaking a review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008 prior to their expiry in November 2018.

The regulations provide detailed requirements in relation to plumbing work, plumbing practitioners, and the administration of plumbing work.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is reviewing the current regulations and will develop options for new regulations to replace them. This work will be undertaken with the support of Victoria’s plumbing regulator, the Victorian Building Authority.

The department is now considering all feedback received during the consultation period, which will inform a Regulatory Impact Statement and new draft regulations that will be released for public comment in early 2018.

For more information about the Plumbing Regulations Sunset Review, please contact plumbing.review@delwp.vic.gov.au.


Scope of regulatory review

This review will focus on matters that can be addressed via the regulations. The scope of matters that may be prescribed in regulations is outlined in sections 221ZZZV and 262 of the Building Act 1993.

Download the most recent version of the Plumbing Regulations 2008 and the Building Act 1993.


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Topic examples include: Adoption of the Plumbing Code of Australia, Classes of Plumbing Work, Scopes of Work, Registration and Licensing Requirements, Fees and Technical Requirements relating to Plumbing Work (including Prescribed Standards).

Describe the issue or problem in detail below, and how the Regulations address this issue or problem. Please include any supporting evidence.

Describe the benefits of the current Regulation(s). In particular, describe how the Regulation(s) address the issue or problem experienced, or how the Regulation(s) has otherwise been successful or effective.

Describe the proposed changes (new regulation, regulation amendment or removal of regulation) in detail below.

What evidence do you have that supports your view of the problem or issue? What evidence do you have of the aspects of the Regulation(s) that are working well as well as the changes you are proposing? Proposals for new regulations cannot be adequately considered without evidence in support of the proposal.

Describe the potential impacts you are aware of and who they may affect below.

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Please indicate how you would like your submission to be used. For more information, please read the Department's Privacy Collection Statement available below.

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Privacy Collection Statement

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to inform DELWP's review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008. If you agree, DELWP may also use the information you provide to inform future policy work on plumbing-related matters.

The information you provide will be made available to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). The VBA is a statutory authority responsible for regulating the building and plumbing industries in Victoria. Unless you indicate that your submission is confidential, extracts from your submission may also be published in a future regulatory impact statement or other relevant DELWP document related to the review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008. If you agree, DELWP reserves the right to publish your submission on its website or a related Victorian Government website. Upon request, personal details in your submission may be removed prior to publication.

If all requested information is not received, DELWP may not be able to contact you or appropriately analyse the matters raised in your submission. However, you are nevertheless welcome to make anonymous submissions.

You may access the information you have provided to DELWP by contacting the Plumbing Regulations Review team via email at plumbing.review@delwp.vic.gov.au.

For further information about privacy at DELWP, please refer to DELWP's Privacy Policy, available at http://www2.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/5464/DELWP-Privacy-Policy.pdf

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