Plumbing inspections and as-constructed plans | Brisbane City Council

Plumbing inspections and as-constructed plans

All compliance assessable plumbing and drainage work must be inspected by Council. During construction the plumbing contractor will contact Council to arrange for the work to be inspected. In most situations, an as-constructed plan of the installed plumbing and drainage will be required.

Inspections

Prior to booking an inspection:

  • the permit must be issued by Council for the related work (when applicable)
  • a completed Form 7 submitted nominating the Responsible Person for the work being assessed
  • all fees paid
  • the installed plumbing needs to be visible and under test.

Limits on the number of inspections

The number of inspections included with the initial inspection fee is limited for the following application types:

  • New dwelling house/secondary dwelling/ancillary building – 5 inspections including cancellations
  • Alterations to dwelling house/secondary dwelling/ancillary building – 3 inspections including cancellations
  • Minor commercial installation – 4 inspections including cancellations.

Further inspections may be requested. Fees apply.

Final inspections

Before booking a final plumbing inspection the installation must be complete and ready and all legislated or Council requirements met.

Commercial final inspections

For a commercial application Council requires:

  • all Form 9’s and payment for any installed testable backflow prevention devices
  • the Commissioning Certificate for any installed treatment facilities
  • a full set of as-constructed drawings on site
  • a PDF version of the as-constructed drawings to be lodged with Council.

Commercial as-constructed drawings are required to be submitted in the same format as Council’s stamped approved set with the same number of drawings/pages.

Download the commercial final inspection fact sheet:

Domestic final inspections

For a domestic application Council requires:

  • all Form 9’s and payment for any installed testable backflow prevention devices
  • the Commissioning Certificate for any installed treatment facilities.

Domestic as-constructed drainage plan requirements

Commencing 1 January 2018 Council requires the licensed plumbing contractor to provide an as-constructed drainage plan to the Council Plumbing Inspector at the sanitary drain inspection.

The as-constructed plan is to indicate the sewer connection details and all in-ground sanitary drainage plus the location of the water meter and in-ground water service to the point of entry.

The as-constructed plan must be drawn on the Brisbane City Council template provided below and be either A4 or A3 size. The fact sheet below contains an example indicating the minimum standard required.

Failure to provide the as-constructed drainage plan at the sanitary drain inspection or to the required standard may result in the inspection being failed and further charges applied.

Download the fact sheet and template:

Licensed plumbers

All plumbing and drainage work, other than unregulated work, must be carried out by a licensed plumber or drainer. To confirm a plumber or drainer is in possession of a current suitable license, visit the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) website or phone the QBCC on 13 93 33.

25 July 2018