Reduction of licence and related fees in response to COVID-19 coronavirus

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In almost all cases, licensees administered under the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety will not be required to pay licensing fees from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

The fee waiver also extends to incorporated associations and co-operatives.

The State Government announced a $1 billion COVID-19 health and economic relief package on 31 March 2020. The package included waiving licence fees for a 12 month period to assist small and medium-sized businesses. 

The exception is for settlement agents' licensing fees. To waive the licensing fees for settlement agents, the Settlement Agents Act 1981 would require amendment, which takes substantial time. In order to provide more immediate financial relief, the licensing fees for settlement agents will be amended to $1.00 during the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Please note fees for plumbing notices of intention and drainage plumbing diagrams, as well as fixture fees and all other compliance-related fees that plumbers are required to pay, will be waived for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

A refund will be provided for licence fees that have been paid since 1 April 2020. If you have changed your contact details since you paid the fee, please update them through our website at to avoid delays in receiving your refund. 

Please only contact us to enquire about your refund if you have not received it by 30 June 2020. Your patience is appreciated.


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