Plumbing fees and important information

Sewerage and drainage are part of any major residential or commercial building project. 

Fees and charges

A list of Brisbane City Council's fees and charges for plumbing and drainage applications and approval processes is available.

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The full list of development assessment and compliance fees is also available.

Copies of plans

Drainage plans (dwelling houses) and as-constructed hydraulic plans (commercial or multi-dwellings) show the in-ground private sanitary drainage within a property that connects plumbing fixtures within the building to a sewer connection or on-site sewerage facility. Drainage plans do not show water supply or stormwater drainage.

To purchase a copy of an existing drainage plan, visit Council or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

When as-constructed hydraulic plans are requested for commercial premises with a large number of historic approvals or when only a specific section of a plan is being sought, a viewing appointment should be arranged with Plumbing Services Group. Selected copies may then be purchased. To make an appointment with Plumbing Services Group, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Working with sewers and drains

Sewer connections

To find out if your property has a sewer connection, contact Queensland Urban Utilities on 13 26 57.

Trade waste

Visit the Queensland Urban Utilities website to confirm if your proposed works involve trade waste.

More information

You can learn more about working with sewers and drains, as well as what approvals you may need, by finding out about minor water and sewer works approvals.

Find out more about plumbing and drainage by phoning Council on 07 3403 8888 for residential customers, or 133 BNE (133 263) for business customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

01 June 2018