Best Plumbers

A reliable plumber can come to the rescue by fixing blocked drains and burst pipes in your home. They can sometimes also perform tasks you might not expect, like installing a solar hot water tank or the piping required to accommodate a new AC. Continue Reading...

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PlumbFirst
  • Award Winner 2021
4.5 from 3,560 reviews
  • Outstanding customer service

  • Customers are charged by the job, not the hour

  • Customer Service
    4.7 (1,025)
  • Timeliness
    4.8 (1,002)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (964)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.1 (937)
Hello Plumbing
  • Award Winner 2021
4.9 from 221 reviews

Hello Plumbing states that their service has resulted in 6088 'completely satisfied' customers - and by the number of happy reviewers who've back this up, it's not hard to believe.

  • Majority of customers are left satisfied

  • Willing to work with limited budgets

  • Swift response rate

  • Customer Service
    5.0 (191)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (191)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.9 (186)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.5 (179)
Silverwater Plumbing
  • Award Winner 2021
4.9 from 201 reviews

Latest review: We had a tricky set of problems that required solving in a particular order. Silverwater were astute enough to recognise this whereas other firms only wanted to cherrypick the most lucrative bits

  • Customer Service
    4.9 (125)
  • Timeliness
    4.9 (121)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.9 (120)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.4 (110)
Fluid Plumbing Services
4.8 from 191 reviews

Latest review: From the first phone call to the Fluid Plumbing office to the plumber who arrived at our house this business was professional, turned up on time, friendly, cleaned up any mess they made before they

  • Customer Service
    4.8 (107)
  • Timeliness
    4.8 (104)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (99)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.4 (98)
Inline Plumbing & Electrical
4.7 from 233 reviews

Latest review: We replaced a 15 year old solar unit. Sara helped with all the information required to decide on going with a heat pump unit. The exact model I wanted (Rheem HDi 310) was delivered and installed

Hilton Plumbing
4.7 from 191 reviews

Latest review: Prompt service, great communication and friendly staff. Job completed in quick time, the problem and solution thoroughly explained and very reasonably priced. Very happy and will definitely recommend

PlumbFirst
  • Award Winner 2021
4.5 from 3,560 reviews

PlumbFirst is a reliable plumbing company that has proven to complete tasks in a timely manner - resulting in many satisfied customers.

Victorian Hot Water
5.0 from 84 reviews

Latest review: Fast and efficient service at a very competitive price. They removed my old Aquamax and installed my Rinnai. They exhibit professionalism and great workmanship. I would recommend this company to

Metropolitan Plumbing
  • Award Winner 2021
  • 2020

Metropolitan Plumbing

 · includes 5 listings
4.4 from 1,212 reviews

This award winning business has developed a reputation for consistently providing high-quality service that has resulted in many happy customers.

Dan's Plumbing
4.7 from 153 reviews

Latest review: 86yo called a plumber Dans plumbers said they were local BEST PRICE GAURENTEED for who none other but themselves. See their web site BEST PRICE FOR WHO you guessed it THEMSELVES Basin tap set plus

URECO Hot Water
4.8 from 106 reviews

Latest review: Ureco went out of their way to help troubleshoot our new build hot water system. They called in a favour with the supplier to arrange someone to come by when the builder’s Electician assured us it w

Jetset Plumbing
4.4 from 464 reviews

Latest review: Used them for 2 separate occasions. One for clearing tree roots and piping repair and the other for replacing a hot water system. Both Stuart and Glen were professional and friendly. Very happy

Plumbcorp Services
4.4 from 420 reviews

Latest review: I called at 1pm. The problem was fixed by 4 pm. Mitchell was polite knowledgeable and efficient. The issues were diagnosed and solutions implemented. It couldn’t have been better service.

Willsons Plumbing
4.7 from 102 reviews

Latest review: Called Wilson’s during lockdown for an emergency Leaking issue with washing machine was fixed straight away and with great service! Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Greg for your assistance and i

Rustic Plumbing Solutions
4.6 from 133 reviews

Latest review: Was quick to respond and arrive and competed job at the utmost professional level and great price and Service. Highly recommended and will be using this service in the future when

Plumbdog Plumbing
4.7 from 90 reviews

Latest review: A very prompt and efficient service in providing snd installimg a replacement water heater (24 hours enquiry to installed). As we are pensioners in our 80s the prompt service was a godsend. Our many

Fast Ontime Local Plumber
4.6 from 144 reviews

Latest review: Josh was really good and intelligent. He called before he arrived and stayed in contact. Picked fault straight away. Excellent and very reliable. 100% recommended. Will be our plumber for life.

Harley Plumbing
4.9 from 62 reviews

Latest review: Chris turned up at the scheduled time, quickly diagnosed the issue and explained in detail what our options were in getting our heater fixed or replaced. Quotes were received promptly and explained

Jim’s Plumbing

Jim’s Plumbing

 · includes 5 listings
4.3 from 1,487 reviews

Latest review: Daniel has done excellent work on time. Happy with the outcome of having to put in a new electric hot water service. Very friendly and accommodating. Over all very pleased.

Everlast Plumbing
4.4 from 153 reviews

Latest review: We will never deal with this company again. We needed a new gas regulator to fix a no hot water issue and they supplied and installed an incorrect part and did not test it properly. Had they been

O’Shea Plumbing
4.5 from 107 reviews

Latest review: Plumber Scott Williams attended to our townhouse in Wantirna South with a sewerage issue & a common sewerage pipe connection with the adjacent townhouse. Our neighbour was reluctant to authorise the

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PlumbFirst
  • Award Winner 2021
4.5 from 3,560 reviews
  • Outstanding customer service

  • Customers are charged by the job, not the hour

  • Customer Service
    4.7 (1,025)
  • Timeliness
    4.8 (1,002)
  • Job Satisfaction
    4.8 (964)
  • Rates and Fees
    4.1 (937)
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Should I get a plumber?

Plumber fixing bathroom sink pipes

Plumbers can be expensive, which can make it tempting to embark on a DIY plumbing project. However, when it comes to pipe problems, toilet repairs and fixing the other plumbing-related machinery of your home, there’s often no substitute for a professional.

Good plumbing ensures hot showers stay hot, toilets flush, and that there are no unpleasant smells caused by clogged pipes. A DIY job may offer a quick fix but create more plumbing issues down the line. You might need to call an emergency plumber later - which is going to be more expensive.

A plumber has the requisite tools and expertise to assess a situation quickly and suggest viable solutions. For example, if you have a leaking tap, a plumber can advise whether you should replace the tap altogether or just an individual part like a valve seat/washer. If you have a clogged drain, they can use a plumbing snake or small CCTV camera to investigate the cause of the blockage – food, hair or other gunk – and remove it.

Types of Plumbing Services

  • Emergency plumbing: Typically available 24/7, an emergency plumber will arrive at your home or commercial space at short notice, taking anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours. They deal with urgent plumbing situations such as burst pipes, overflowing toilets and gas leaks.

  • Drain plumbing: If you have a blocked drain, a plumber will determine the cause of the blockage, such as a build-up of grease in the drain underneath your kitchen sink. They will then proceed to remove the blockage, or recommend that you replace your old drain with a new one.

  • Toilet plumbing: Plumbers are perhaps best known for working on toilet repairs. A plumber can help if there is water pooling near the toilet base, the toilet tank is slow to refill, sewage isn’t being removed properly, or water is either constantly or irregularly running. Plumbers can also install new toilets or inspect them as part of routine maintenance.

  • Fixing pipes: Plumbers can fix leaking pipes, burst pipes (an emergency plumbing service), or the issue of hot water not being delivered to your household due to a pipe problem.

  • Hot water plumbing: If your home’s hot water system needs maintenance, repair or replacement, a plumber can help. This may be the case if your water takes a long time to heat up, or you’re third in line for a shower in the mornings... but when you finally turn the taps on, your teeth start to chatter. Alternatively, if your water is hot but is accompanied by low water pressure (for example, your shower feels more like a trickle even when turned on full blast), hot water plumbing might also be what you need.

  • Laying new plumbing pipe: If you’re installing new plumbing as part of a kitchen or bathroom renovation, a plumber may be required to do the job properly the first time around. Plumbers also install kitchen sinks, as well as bathroom and laundry sinks.

  • Plumbing traps: These are designed to stop unwanted waste materials from the sewers from entering your home via the plumbing. This unwanted waste may include sewer gases, odours and insects in the bathroom, or grease in the kitchen. A plumbing trap will seal these materials inside a small amount of liquid, which can't escape and contaminate the water supply in your home.

  • Gasfitting: A gas plumber will work on the installation, maintenance, or repair of the following: LPG and natural gas pipes, gas flues, appliances and fittings. This includes plumbing work on gas BBQs and stovetops, gas hot water heaters, gas ovens, as well as gas heaters or fireplaces. Gas plumbing is a specialised skillset within the plumbing trade, so any prospective gas plumber should be fully qualified, with a license to do gasfitting work.

  • Roof plumbing: A plumber can install, maintain or repair your roof plumbing or guttering, which includes roof coverings, roof flashings, stormwater piping, and the drain or tank that collects stormwater. This helps to prevent flooding or other issues caused by faulty guttering, in the event of heavy rains.

  • Mechanical services plumbing: Heating, cooling and ventilation systems operate using pipes and fittings. If they need installation, maintenance or repair, a plumber can help. For example, if you’ve just invested in a ducted air conditioner a plumber can install fabricated sheet metal ductwork in your roofing.

Licensed plumbers

Since plumbing is a skilled trade, make sure you only seek out licensed plumbers who’ve completed a certificate or apprenticeship.

More specialised plumbing services may require a tradie to hold additional licenses. For example, both gasfitting jobs and those involving hot water units require more than a standard plumbing license. Ensuring a plumber is correctly licensed can help give you peace of mind that you’re getting your dream tradie and not a dud.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

The hourly rate and overall cost is unique to each plumbing job. It will generally factor in a call-out fee, labour costs, replacement parts/ materials used, and a potential emergency plumbing fee - which can range from $50-200 on top of the actual job.

To know the ballpark figure for plumbing work, getting few quotes online is a good place to start. It’s better than just typing ‘plumbers near me’ into Google, because it factors in the details of your specific job, to give you a more realistic estimate of the costs involved.