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Plumbing & Drainage

Plumbing and drainage works, both domestic and commercial, may involve approvals, inspections, as constructed plans and on-site sewerage facilities.  Information, forms and links are provided below.  For further assistance please contact Council.

To check if a property has been created in Council's system, search for it in PD Online.  If you are looking for building plans and documents for a Logan-based home, multiple dwelling or commercial building, see Drainage Plans Online.

Lodging applications, notifications & certificates

The plumbing and drainage applications, notifications and certificates listed below can be submitted via email to council@logan.qld.gov.au, via post or in person (see contact Council for address details, office hours, etc.).  To pay for any plumbing and drainage applications via credit card, a Development Assessment Credit Card Payment Form (PDF 582 KB) is required.

Type of work or documentRequirements
Domestic / residential

All new plumbing and drainage installations require Council approval.

  1. Complete a Domestic Application Checklist (PDF 63 KB)
  2. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form
  3. Pay a fee (as per the Domestic Application Checklist)
Detached domestic dwellings (Class 1a) on sewered property

May be approved under a Notification to Commence Regulated Work (NTCRW), from 3 January 2017.

  1. Complete a Class 1a Certificate Submission Checklist (PDF 68 KB)
  2. Pay a fee (as per the Domestic Application Checklist)
Commercial

Submit a commercial plumbing application:

  1. Complete a Commercial Application Checklist (PDF 62 KB)
  2. Pay a fee
  3. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form.
Commercial - alternative solution

Please complete the Plumbing and Drainage Alternative Solution Submission form
(PDF 569 KB) 
and submit to Council for approval.

Compliance

Please use the Building/Plumbing and Drainage Work Visual Compliance Inspection Form (PDF 128 KB) for a visual compliance inspection of plumbing and drainage installations.

Notifiable Minor Work

The State Government requires a Notifiable Minor Work (Form 4) to be lodged with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) for any notifiable minor work under the Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003 Schedule 2 Section 7 Part 1.  For further information please contact the QBCC on 139 333.

On-site sewerage facilities (HSTP, septic, grey water)

To notify Council of the installation of an on-site sewerage facility, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete a Domestic Application Checklist (PDF 63 KB)
  2. Complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form
  3. Complete an On-Site Sewerage Facility: Installation and Commissioning Certificate form (PDF 91 KB)
  4. Pay a fee (as per the Domestic Application Checklist).

To decommission a HSTP polishing unit, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete an Application for Decommissioning of a HSTP Polishing Unit form (PDF 68 KB)
  2. Pay a fee
Notification of a responsible person (Form 7)

A notification of responsible person form (Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002) is to be completed and signed by a licensed plumber, drainer or contractor and returned to Council before commencement of the installation and 24 hours prior to booking inspections.  To notify Council of the responsible person, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Complete a (Form 7) Notification of Responsible Person form (to be signed by a licensed plumber, drainer or contractor)
  2. Complete a Compliance Report (PDF 756 KB) (to be submitted to Council prior to Final Inspection)
Backflow prevention devices

To notify Council of the installation of a backflow device, submit a copy of Form 4 and Form 9 (refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for notifiable work)  or complete a Compliance Assessment Application for Plumbing, Drainage and On-Site Sewerage Work form.

If Council approves the installation of a backflow device, an annual licence from Plumbing Services is required and a registration fee is payable.  For further information, please phone 07 3412 5269.

To decommission a backflow prevention device, the following needs to be undertaken:

  1. Submit a copy of Form 4 (refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission for notifiable work)
  2. Submit an Application for Decommissioning of a Backflow Prevention Device form (PDF 97 KB)
Compliance Inspection Certificate

If you are a licensed plumber and drainer, submit the Compliance Inspection Certificate (Compliance Report (PDF 756 KB)) for works involving:

  • Water plumbing installation
  • Heated water service
  • Heated water <50° (class 1,2,3,4)
  • Sanitary plumbing (e.g. Stackwork, elevated pipework)
  • Sanitary drainage
  • Floor waste gully branches
  • Reticulated water static pressure tested ≤ 500kpa (other than fire service

For more information about the types of works in which Council’s Compliance Inspection Certificate can apply, please contact Council’s Plumbing Services team on 07 3412 3412, or email your request to council@logan.qld.gov.au

As constructed plans

As Constructed Plans show the location and physical details of the installed below-ground sanitary drainage system (pipes) within a residential or commercial property, including the connections from the fixtures on the property (e.g. toilets, sink) to the sewer infrastructure connection point, or the treatment plant in the case of a non-sewered area.

Free online access to the plans Council holds is available via the As Constructed Plans Online portal.  This service includes sewer, water, stormwater and roofwater as constructed plans.

View online

Please note:

  • In some circumstances, due to local government almagamations, Logan City Council may not have plans available for properties located in the areas in the city's south formerly administered by the Beaudesert and Gold Coast councils.  This includes all records prior to 1995 for the former Beaudesert Shire Council.
  • If plans are not available online, please contact Council on 07 3412 3412, or email your request to council@logan.qld.gov.au.  Council will investigate and advise whether records are available for the property - please allow 5-10 working days.  If there is no information available for a particular property, the property owner may need to engage a licensed plumbing contractor to locate on-site the installed sanitary drainage pipes.
  • For more information about the online service please refer to the fact sheet (PDF 81 KB).

Inspections

Booking an inspection

Booked inspections are available from Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm.  To book a plumbing inspection, call Council on 07 3412 4840 between 8am and 5pm.   Please note:

  • Alternative inspection times, outside normal office hours, may be requested but will incur an additional fee.
  • For next day inspections, bookings must be made by 12pm (noon) the day prior.
  • To change an inspection time, one hour notice prior to the inspection is required.
  • Council's Plumbing Services Unit charges an application fee for all regulated plumbing work. The fee covers the assessment and normal inspection costs, but does not guarantee approval.
  • Inspections that are booked but not attended when required, or the work is not complete for inspection, incur a re-inspection fee. A new inspection time must be booked and a fee payable in advance.

What to provide

If you are a licensed plumber and drainer seeking a sanitary drainage inspection for a residential or commercial property, the following documents must be provided to Council’s plumbing inspector:

  • Residential:  A copy of the "As Constructed" plan for the installed sanitary drainage including the connection details of the drain to Logan Water's sewerage infrastructure in Council's approved drawing format (see links below).
  • Commercial:  An A1-size copy of Council's approved hydraulic services design drawings on-site. This is to allow a plumbing inspector to mark up the inspected section of work on the drawing and photograph it for recording against the plumbing application file.

Please use the following information and templates, noting that failure to supply documents in acceptable formats may result in a re-inspection being required, with an associated additional fee.

On-site sewerage facilities

On-site sewerage facilities (e.g. Household Sewerage Treatment Plant (HSTP), Septic System) are facilities installed on the premises for the treatment of sewerage generated on the premises.  The resulting effluent is disposed of on the premises by either surface spray irrigation or by subsurface disposal or off the premises by a common effluent drainage system.  The on-site sewerage facility may also store sewerage generated on premises for disposal off the premises by a licensed contractor.

Please note:

  • The operation of On-Site Sewerage facilities is governed by Logan City Council's, Local Law No 13 and subordinate Local Law 13.1 (On-Site Sewerage Facilities Operation and Serving) 2012 gazetted 23 November 2012.
  • A person must not install, change or take away an on-site sewerage facility without the approval of Council.
  • The owner of an on-site sewerage facility must take all reasonable steps to keep the facility in good working order.
  • Standard Household Sewerage Treatment Plans are required to be serviced annually or as required by the model approval.
  • A licensed service person must provide Council a report on the condition of the facility within one month after servicing the facility.
  • For new applications a site and soil assessment is needed to determine which type of on-site sewerage facility and effluent disposal system is appropriate for your premises.

To obtain Council approval to install an on-site sewerage or grey water facility, the owner must submit an application to Council which includes: