A plumber cannot install, replace, test, repair or maintain solar and heat pump hot water heater systems within Queensland without holding a solar and heat pump license endorsement.
Plumbers that hold a current solar and heat pump hot water system endorsement are only required to submit a Form 4 (Notifiable Work) and pay the relevant fee. Inspection of the work is not required, however council may randomly audit completed installations to monitor compliance.
Where an existing unit is replaced like-for-like, a notifiable minor work form is to be submitted by a licensed plumber. Where an existing unit is replaced by a gas hot water system, it is deemed regulated work and council approval must be obtained. For a compliance permit to be issued by council, the following must be submitted:
Unvented Storage unit installation requirements (replacement):
Heat Exchange units installation criteria (new and replacement)
Instantaneous gas hot water units installation criteria:
Rainwater tanks that use roof water can:
However, there are strict guidelines [rainwater tank policy] regarding installation and use of rainwater tanks.
Building development applications lodged for the construction of new class 1 buildings (houses, townhouses, terrace houses and villas) before 1 February 2013 in Queensland are required to meet mandatory water savings targets.
Queensland councils, plumbers and drainers, builders, developers, community title managers, water service providers and householders are all regulated under the following current state and federal government legislation:
If you have any queries on your category of work or legislation requirements, please contact us on 1300 242 686.