Plumbing and drainage

All plumbing and drainage work must comply with current legislative requirements and regulations. Find out about the types of plumbing and drainage works that require Brisbane City Council approval, including how to go about getting approval and arranging inspections.


Do I need plumbing approval

Find out about different types of plumbing and drainage work, including when you need to get Council approval.


Plumbing and drainage applications

Find out common types of compliance assessable applications that must be submitted to Council, including the lodgement requirements and options for each.


Plumbing inspections and as-constructed plans

Find out how to book an inspection, Council’s requirements and how to find a licensed plumber.



Find out about PlumbSMART, Council’s fast-track approval option for new class 1a dwelling houses.


Plumbing fees and important information

Find out the fees and charges that apply to plumbing and drainage, how to obtain copies of plans and information about working with sewers and drains.

On-site sewerage facilities

An on-site sewerage facility is any system that stores, treats and disposes of household wastewater on the property. Find out what your maintenance responsibilities are and how to submit testing results.

Backflow prevention and owner responsibilities

Do you have a backflow prevention device on your property? Find out what your responsibilities are and how to submit testing results.

Water supply and sewerage

Find out about water supply and sewerage, including when you need to contact Queensland Urban Utilities instead of Council.

Plumbing forms and fact sheets

View a list of all available plumbing forms and fact sheets in one convenient location.