PlumbConnect - How Much Does Plumbing Cost?

What can you expect to pay for a plumber? We’ve made a list of some of the most common plumbing jobs and associated costs that you are likely to incur.

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General Plumbing Maintenance and Repairs:


$80 to $300 to unblock a drain

$50 to $250 to fix a leaking tap

$50 to $500 to fix a leaking toilet

Up to $900 to install a new vanity basin

$800-$2000 for installation of hot water heaters depending on the type and style

Bathroom Renovation Costs:


Waterproofing $1,000

Tiling $1,500

Bathroom fixture installation $1,000

Shower screen installation $1,400

A budget renovation costs between $5,000 and $15,000

A standard renovation costs between $15,000 and $25,000

A premium or luxury renovation costs mostly between $25,000 and $60,000

The average cost of a bathroom renovation in Australia is $19,500

State and Territory Averages:


Tasmania: $15,167

Western Australia: $17,769

South Australia: $18,557

Victoria: $19,036

Queensland: $20,190

New South Wales: $20,933

Northern Territory: $22,500

Australian Capital Territory: $23,000

Standard Call-Out Fee


A standard call-out fee of up to $100 is often charged for a plumber to visit your property and assess the scope of the work that needs to be completed.

For large works & quotations, the call-out fee may be waived if the job goes ahead.

Emergency Call-Out Fee


Emergency & after-hours call-out fees can be up to $250 or more depending on the time of the day and your location.

Labour Costs A plumber will charge a flat or hourly rate for labour up to $150 an hour which should be highlighted on your quotation.

Material Costs


Material costs for plumbing repairs, fixtures, and fittings will greatly vary depending on style, materials and your budget.

Your plumber can provide you with an option to supply all materials which should be listed on the quotation.

What can a plumber help you with?


Plumbing laws and regulations determine what work must be carried out by a licensed plumber. This is to ensure your safety as most plumbing work could cause serious risks and injury if not done correctly. How do you know what tasks a plumber will need to do? We’ve made a list of the most common types of repairs and work that must be completed by a licensed plumber.




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