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Background The Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG) is an advisory body providing expert advice to the Plumbers Licensing (Board) on a range of plumbing and occupational licensing matters, including the licensing regulations, the education and training of plumbers, and the technical plumbing...
Reference groups
The board advises the Minister and the Building Commissioner about matters relating to the Building Services (Registration) Act.
Boards
Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
Our legislation
Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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When carrying out ‘builder work’ for another person, in most parts of Western Australia registration as a building contractor is required. What is ‘builder work’? ‘Builder work’ is building work: for...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
22 Jan 2019
This application form is used to notify Building and Energy of a change of name to your gasfitting permit or gasfitting authorisation.
EnergySafety
Form – application
15 Jan 2019
This application form is used to convert your certificate of competency to a gasfitting permit. Fact sheet - converting gasfitting certificate of competency to permit This fact sheet explains what...
EnergySafety
Form – application
07 Mar 2019
This application form is used to advise Building and Energy of a lost or stolen gasfitting permit or gasfitting authorisation and apply for a replacement card.
EnergySafety
Form – application
15 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a gasfitting authorisation.
EnergySafety
Form – application
30 Nov 2017
This application form is used to apply for a Class E gasfitting permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
09 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a Class I gasfitting permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
01 Sep 2017
This application form is used to apply for a Class P gasfitting permit.
EnergySafety
Form – application
11 Jan 2019
This application form is suitable for a Western Australian indentured apprentice or non-apprentice (trainee) who has completed either a plumbing apprenticeship or a Certificate III in gasfitting plus...
EnergySafety
Form – application
09 Jan 2019
This application form is used to apply for a restricted Class G gasfitting permit for a non-gasfitting trade trained or overseas gas fitter to work under supervision.
EnergySafety
Form – application
04 May 2015

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Francesco Di Labio (reg. BP7903 – expired), as the nominated supervisor of Dianella building company Frayson Pty Ltd (BC8331 – cancelled), has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $15,000 and costs of $1,000 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
24 Oct 2016
Western Australia's home building industry and new home owners are continuing to enjoy savings, as more outdated requirements are removed from the State's building regulations.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Oct 2016
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard Watching The Block might have inspired you to get cracking on some home renovations but unlike the TV show contestants you won’t have access to host Scotty’s ‘black book of trades’. So, how do you go about finding trustworthy, reliable tradespeople who’ll do a good job for the right price? We’ve got some tips to help you avoid tradie...
Consumer Protection
Department News
27 Sep 2016
The Liberal National Government today introduced legislation into State Parliament to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry.
Building Commission
Department News
22 Sep 2016
The 2016-17 financial year sees the Australian Building Codes Board embarking on a significant suite of work relating to the advancement of the Energy Efficiency Provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC). These changes will be considered as part of NCC 2019.
Building Commission
Department News
21 Sep 2016
Waterman’s Bay licensed plumbing tradesperson Gary Clayton Hummerston (TL11472) has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for failing to comply with a condition of his licence.
Building Commission
Media release
14 Sep 2016
An interim report into the discovery of asbestos in the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) has found the procurement processes used by principal contractor John Holland Pty Ltd to be comprehensive and consistent with industry practice. However, industry and government must improve processes for detecting and preventing the presence of non-conforming and hazardous products in buildings. Released...
Building Commission
Media release
13 Sep 2016
The Building Services Board has fined Willetton building company Build West Pty Ltd (reg. BC10002) $5,000 and its director and nominated supervisor Shaun Middleton (BP37114) $2,500 for negligent conduct and failing to properly manage and supervise its work.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Wangara builder Jeffrey West (reg. BP101011 & BC100818), the sole trader of Kameleon Homes , no longer holds a builder registration in Western Australia.
Building Commission
Media release
31 Aug 2016
Northbridge builder Joseph Merenda (BP10668) has been fined $5,000 and refused renewal of his building practitioner registration as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building Commission
Media release
30 Aug 2016

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