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Become a member

There are two types of membership of The Institute of Plumbing Australia Inc, Corporate and Non-Corporate. Corporate Membership is open to anyone connected with plumbing. Non-Corporate Membership is available to organisations.

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Selection and sizing of copper tubes for water piping systems eBook and DVD available for purchase from our online store.


DesignBuild is now postponed till 11-13 May 2021 and the venue has changed from Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre to Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC).


About us

The Institute of Plumbing Australia Inc (IPA) is a professional body representing the craft and profession of plumbing in Australia. It has been established since 1954 and is governed by a council, elected from its members who represent the interest of its 6 state based chapters.

The Institute of Plumbing Australia Inc seeks to protect and advance the status of all those engaged in or connected with plumbing in Australia, and actively represents the interests of the plumbing industry.

Our mission

To encourage the plumbing profession to safeguard and protect the health of the community and the environment. To achieve this mission The Institute of Plumbing Australia Inc through its national and international membership aims to promote and encourage:

  • Professionalism
  • The exchange of information, ideas and technology
  • Ongoing education and training
  • Best practice
  • Innovation
  • Goodwill within the plumbing fraternity