Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Plumbing and Drainage in Kosciuszko National Park

In accordance with the provisions of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011 and Regulation, from 1 January 2013 the NSW Office of Fair Trading is the single plumbing and drainage regulator for all on-site plumbing and drainage work in NSW. Fair Trading has delegated certain functions under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2011 to National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for plumbing and drainage works within Kosciuszko National Park. This includes the resort areas of Thredbo, Selwyn, Charlotte Pass and the Perisher Range.

All plumbing and drainage work carried out in Kosciuszko National Park must comply with the Plumbing Code of Australia and Australian Standard AS/NZS 3500.

NSW Office of Fair Trading licenses plumbers and drainers under the Home Building Act 1989, and all plumbing and drainage work must be completed by a person holding a NSW licence, qualified supervisor certificate or tradesperson certificate.

What do I need to do?

Plumbers and drainers working in Kosciuszko National Park are required to submit the following documents to the NPWS Perisher Team at certain stages of the work as follows.

Document

Submitted to

When

Notice of Work

 

 

NPWS Perisher Team

No later than 2 business days before the work concerned is carried out

Certificate of Compliance

 

 

NPWS Perisher Team

and

the person for whom the work was carried out

On completion of the works and/or completion of final inspection

Sewer Service Diagram

 

(refer to these guidelines)

NPWS Perisher Team

and

the lessee of the land or the lessee’s agent

On completion of the works

Submission of documents

Documents can be submitted to the NPWS Perisher Team the following ways:

By e-mail:        perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au

By fax:             (02) 6457 4455

By post:           NPWS, PO Box 41 Perisher Valley NSW 2624

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What work requires a Notice of Work?

A Notice of Work is required for any plumbing installation downstream from the point of connection to a water supply and any sanitary plumbing or drainage work from the fixture to the point of connection with the local utility operator. The Notice of Work must be completed by the licensed plumber or drainer.

If the work is to be completed in stages and /or by different plumbers/drainers NPWS will require a different notice of work to be issued at the relevant stage by the plumber/drainer who has undertaken the work.

Download the combined Notice of Work and Certificate of Compliance forms.

What is a Certificate of Compliance?

A Certificate of Compliance is a legal requirement. It confirms that a licensed plumber/drainer has undertaken work, which complies with current legislation and the relevant industry Codes and Standards.  A Certificate of Compliance must be filled out for all completed plumbing and drainage work.

If the work is to be completed in stages and /or by different plumbers/drainers NPWS will require certificates of compliance to be issued at the relevant stage by the plumber/drainer who has undertaken the work.

Download the combined Notice of Work and Certificate of Compliance forms.

What is a Sewer Service Diagram?

A Sewer Service Diagram is a layout of the premises service line from the fixtures to the point of connection or the premise boundary.

Further details and guidelines on the requirements for Sewer Service Diagrams.

Do I need to arrange an inspection?

No. On receipt of the Notice of Work NPWS will contact you if an inspection is required.

What fees do I have to pay?

At present NPWS are charging no fees in regards to the regulation of plumbing and drainage.

Page last updated: 30 June 2016