Western Australia’s system for regulating plumbing work protects consumers and the community by ensuring that only suitably qualified people who hold plumbers licences granted by the Plumbers Licensing Board are legally entitled to carry out plumbing work.
Corporate entities such as companies and trusts cannot hold plumbers' licences. People issued a licence are also issued a Plumbers' Licensing Board photo identification card.
The Board issues six different plumbers licences. All plumbing licence holders are authorised to undertake plumbing work but the scope of the authorised work varies with each licence.