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Where is the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of WA located?

Visit our contact us page for complete information on where to find us and how to get in touch.

When was the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of WA (MPGA) created?

The Perth & Districts Master Plumbers’ Association was created in August 1901. After several name changes, we adopted the current name of Master Plumbers & Gasfitters of Western Australia in 2001.

Who can become a member of the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of Western Australia?

Anybody working in the plumbing industry in WA is most likely eligible for membership including licensed plumbers, business owners, or employers with some connection to the plumbing industry.

The Association is made up of the following classes of Membership:

  • Metro Members
  • Regional Members
  • Associate Members
  • Life Members
  • Teaching Members
  • Retired Members

Metro Members

Metro members consist of those persons, firms, associations, joint ventures, companies and corporations, or other legal entities carrying on a bona fide plumbing, roofing, gas installation, plumbing consulting, draining and/or mechanical contracting business. The proprietor/principal/nominee must hold a license - or certificate where applicable - issued by the appropriate statutory authority.

Metro members may be admitted to the Association upon the endorsement of the Executive Committee.

Regional members

Regional members of the Association will consist of those persons, firms, associations, joint ventures, companies and corporations, or other legal entities meeting the criteria for ordinary membership. The business must operate outside a 100 kilometer radius of the MPGA office in East Victoria Park.

Regional members may be admitted to the Association upon the endorsement of the Executive Committee.

Associate members

Associate Members of the Association will consist of those persons, firms, associations, joint ventures, companies and corporations, or other legal entities carrying on a bona fide business actively engaged in the manufacture, distribution and/or servicing of the plumbing industry. The endorsement of the Executive Committee is required for admission as an Associate Member.

Associate members cannot hold office or exercise voting rights but will are eligible to display emblems of the Association as Associate Members.

Life members

Life members are elected at an Annual General Meeting in recognition of faithful service rendered to the Association by that member. Every nomination for the appointment of a Life member must be submitted to the Executive Committee, in writing, and accompanied by not less than three testimonials in support. Life membership will be restricted to not more than one nominee per year.

Life members enjoy  privileges and rights of standard membership of the Association without payment of fees, subscriptions, dues or levies.

Teaching members

Any person who is an approved instructor, teacher or lecturer in plumbing, gasfitting and sheetmetal - at any secondary or tertiary training institution - may apply to the Association for Teacher Membership. Every application for Teacher Membership must include details of the qualifications held, and the establishment or establishments at which tuition is currently being given. Teaching Members may be admitted to the membership of the Association upon endorsement by the Executive Committee.

Teaching members cannot hold office or exercise voting rights.

Retired members

A Retired member is a person, sole trader, nominee of a company or other legal entity, previously enrolled with the Association as an Ordinary Member, who has sold or otherwise relinquished control or has ceased to exercise control of a plumbing contracting organisation.

How do I become a member?

First, complete an application form. Our Executive Committee will review each applicant and grant membership based on your application.

View the membership benefits here.

How much does it cost to become a member?
Who is the Executive Committee?

The Executive Committee consists of:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Immediate Past President
  • Maximum of 10 Committee Members
  • CEO of Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of Western Australia (non-voting member)

All committee members must be full members of the Association. Prior to 31 December of each year, elections for the following year’s committee are held.

How do I get a MPGA referral for plumbing work?

Members of the Association need to hold a license issued by the Plumbers’ Licensing Board allowing them to legally carry out water supply, sanitary and drainage plumbing work in Western Australia. Unlicensed plumbing is prohibited due to the risks to public health, safety and the environment.

Two ways to obtain referrals:

1. Contact us for the details of three members in your surrounding area qualified to perform the job required. Members will be matched on their nominated skills including:

  • Maintenance
  • Gas
  • Drainage
  • Grey Water
  • New Housing
  • Renovations
  • Commercial
  • Industrial & Roofing
     

2. Use the Find a Plumber function on this site.

How do I find out if a plumber is licensed?

All plumbers must be licensed in Western Australia. To check if your plumber is licensed, you can contact:

Plumbers' Licensing Board
Street Address:

Level 1 / 31 Troode Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005

Postal Address:
Locked Bag 12
WEST PERTH WA 6005

Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Website: www.plumbers.wa.gov.au
Email: plumbers@commerce.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08)9476 1377

I'm a consumer; where do I find plumbing technical advice?

Technical plumbing advice is related to the Plumbing Standard AS3500. You can obtain this from the Plumbers' Licensing Board.

Consumer Advice Line:
Phone: 1300 249 223
Email: plumbers@commerce.wa.gov.au

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