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Ministers support changes for lead free plumbing products

Changes have been made to the Plumbing Code of Australia that will reduce the amount of lead allowed to be contained in plumbing fixtures and fittings that are in contact with drinking water.
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The changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) Volume Three (Plumbing Code of Australia) will take effect from September 2025. From that date any plumbing product containing lead content greater than 0.25% by weight will no longer be able to be used in any water supply installation.

Among the plumbing products that will be affected are taps, mixers, stainless-steel braided hoses, water heaters and water dispensers.

This resource outlines the ramifications of the change. Manufacturers and suppliers of plumbing products will be the groups most affected. They will now need to meet the new stipulations regarding use of lead in water fittings and fixtures.  

Because of the large number of products that will be affected by the change, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will allow a three-year transition period to allow products to be brought into compliance.

Access this resource to find out how the new lead-free requirements will affect the running of your business.  

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This resource is designed for builders and industry professionals who need to understand the new low-lead compliance requirements for water supply fixtures and fittings.

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  • An explanation of the change to the Plumbing Code
  • What the change means for manufacturers, suppliers, builders and plumbers.

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