The Plumbing Conference is proudly presented by four associations who share the common goal of uniting the plumbing industry and sharing knowledge that affects all members of the industry.
The Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants Australia (AHSCA)
The Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants Australia (Qld) Inc. (AHSCA) was formed in 1981 as an association for professional consultants engaged in the design, specification and inspection of hydraulic, plumbing and fire protection systems. The Queensland Chapter of the AHSCA is committed to the promotion of its members interests and the building industry as a whole, through the development and expansion of their professional and technical expertise. The association serves as a forum for the interchange of information, rules, regulations, methods and procedures and works towards resolution of problems which affect those sections of the building industry for which they are responsible in hydraulic and fire protection service.
The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ)
The Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ) is the peak industry body representing plumbing contractors throughout Queensland, from sole operators to medium sized plumbing businesses and large contracting firms.
MPAQ is an Association run by professionals for professionals, ensuring that plumbing businesses remain viable for future generations. As well as being the collective voice for the plumbing industry, the Association also offers its members a full range of professional services, from employment and workplace relations to technical assistance and training. These services allow plumbing contractors to establish and maintain successful businesses and plan for the future.
Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc. BPAA Queensland Chapter
The Backflow Prevention Association of Australia Inc. (BPAA) is a professional body specifically dedicated to Backflow Prevention. It is a volunteer organisation made up from members across all aspects of the plumbing and the water supply industry. Current members include Local Authority employees, manufacturers, agents, plumbing contractors, education and training officials. Members have access to a range of benefits and access to leading edge information on changes in the backflow industry.
- Industry representation to Government authorities
- Input to Australian Standards
- Access to like minded professionals
- Regular meetings to discuss backflow issues
- Invitations to workshops and seminars
- Notification of new products
Institute of Plumbing Inspectors Queensland (IPIQ)
In 1976 plumbing inspectors from eight local authorities held a meeting with the purpose of forming an Institute for Plumbing Inspectors. On January 4, 1979 the Memorandum of Association of the Institute of Plumbing Inspectors Qld Ltd and the Articles of Association of the Institute of Plumbing Inspectors Qld Ltd were stamped and sealed by the Assistant Commissioner for Corporate Affairs. The Institute is for any person appointed as a Plumbing Inspector and who is registered with the Plumbing Industry Council and any person who holds plumbing or associated qualifications and is engaged in a professional field associated with plumbing.
Queensland Gas Association (QGA)
The Queensland Gas Association (QGA) is an Association run by professionals for professionals, ensuring that gas business remains viable for future generations. As well as being the collective voice for the gas industry in Queensland.
The Queensland Gas Association is an association formed with Specialist Gas Fitters, Plumbers, Gas/Electrical Specialists, Gas Engineers & Gas Fitters. Our main charter is to safety approve both Type A & Type B Gas appliances.
As the voice of the Gas Industry within Queensland, we are continually advocating Gas Safety Awareness.