The Master Plumbers Association recognises the vital role plumbing plays in developing and maintaining public health and ensuring the environmental sustainability of our communities.
Established in 1891, Master Plumbers is Australia's largest plumbing industry association. An industry leader for over 120 years, we are a trusted source of information, advice and expertise for our members, the industry, government and the community.
Our large membership represents a powerful and reputable group and we lobby on behalf of members to protect and effect change to the industry and in support of various plumbing, business and environmental recommendations.
Our mission is to provide our members with training, advice and services aligned to their business needs.
We want to ensure the success of our members' businesses and the future of the plumbing industry by providing members with what they need to stay ahead: advice knowledge and support.
We represent our members as we strive to make positive improvements and secure the future of the plumbing industry.
In 1891, 57 plumbing contractors paid a £1 subscription to enable the establishment of the Associated Master Plumbers of Victoria. The first member to pay a fee was Mr J.E. Cornochan of Jackson Street St Kilda.
By 1893 the Association was recommending a course of lectures which included items such as plumber's work and house drainage in relation to public health, bad plumbing and its prevention, eveil effects of bad plumbing and drainage work and the system of sewerage as adopted by the Metropolitan Board of Works.
Today, the Master Plumbers Association has over 900 active members accessing information, advice and training.
The Master Plumbers Crest
The Master Plumbers Crest features Hygieia.
In Greek mythology Hygieia was the goddess of health, hygeine and sanitation. She was also associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health.
By incorporating Hygieia in the Master Plumbers crest, the Association recognises the important role that plumbing plays in public health and safety.