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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:

1/303 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Phone: 1300 489 099

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.

What are poor plumbing practices?

To learn more about poor plumbing practices, click here.

What are the suggested charge out rates for maintenance plumbing work?

Go to the Find a Plumber feature on our website to find Master Plumber. 

Always ask for quotes and compare prices.

Recommended rates:

Ordinary hours of work 7.30 - 4.30 Monday - Friday

Between $100 and $250 per hour is acceptable, this is subject to a number of variables and can range significantly depending on the type of work being carried out.

These rates are recommended guideline rates only. There is NO set minimum or maximum charges. The recommended hourly rate does not include materials.

Some plumbing companies will charge a call out fee, this could be the hourly rate or included in the first hour of labour charge.

After hours and weekend rates charged, could be as much as double the rate of ordinary hours rates.

Why should I choose a Master Plumber?

Members of the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia:

  •     Produce quality work that complies with relevant laws and regulations
  •     Are qualified and registered plumbing contractors
  •     Install and connect pipes, fittings and equipment in the correct manner to protect health and safety.