Welcome to the AHSCA National Website

The Association of Hydraulic Services Consultants Australia Inc (AHSCA) is the association of consultants and designers engaged in the design, specification and inspection of hydraulic and fire protection systems such as hot and cold water plumbing, sanitary and trade waste drainage, stormwater drainage, fire services and gas services. The AHSCA includes a vast number of corporate and individual members Australia-wide.


The AHSCA serves as a forum that facilitates exchange of ideas, experiences and solutions. We offer a variety of events to enhance networking opportunities.


The AHSCA is committed to assisting its members with the promotion and development of their consulting businesses and expanding their individual careers.


As an AHSCA member you become an influential participant in the creation of national standards. You are kept up to date on all industry developments.

LATEST NEWS: AHSCA National Roof Drainage Research Facility

The AHSCA has teamed up with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) to undertake research that will change the way industry approaches roof drainage systems.

Both the AHSCA and USC recognised that the current standard referenced in the Building Code of Australia, (AS/NZS 3500.3) has significant limitations that have hampered the broader construction industry for some time.

The primary focus of the research will be the design restrictions relating to allowable maximum downpipe sizes and the maximum flow rates for box gutters, overflows and downpipes.

Visit http://www.testrig.com.au for more information.

Aims and Objectives of the Association

To promote the advancement of hydraulic and fire protection services and design.
To unify hydraulic services and fire protection consultants on an Australia wide basis.
To bring about greater co-operation and understanding between the members of this association and all the professional bodies involved within the building industry.
To improve and elevate the technical knowledge of the hydraulic and fire protection services and design industry as a whole.
To unify methods of hydraulic and fire protection services designers throughout Australia.
To facilitate solutions to industry problems pertaining to design as it affects the profession, community and general public.
To advance the specific interests and education of the hydraulic and fire protection services and consulting professionals.
To increase the desire for scientific achievement in the field among members of the association.
To serve the best interest of the country, state, clients, community and general public.

Rewards of Membership

The AHSCA membership application process and continual professional development program ensures you or your company is recognised as a trained and skilled industry specialist. Our advocacy and lobbying efforts strive to achieve best practice within the industry, and our education program, seminars and conferences enable you to expand your knowledge and build your networks.

As part of this Association you enjoy the many benefits afforded to all members as listed below:

An opportunity for contact with other consultants and technicians who may have unique areas of experience.
To increase your expertise and education on relevant topics for the industry, through industry specific events, seminars and workshops.
Inclusion on CPD and accreditation register, giving recognition which is highly regarded by architects, developers and public authorities.
Representation in the government, community and relevant industries.
Access to current job opportunities within the industry
To take part in an Exchange of ideas relating to design principles and methodology, including Forums for open debate on technical and professional issues.
Be informed of new products, technology and up-coming regulation changes through seminars, technical papers, general meetings and publications
Access to recommended fee scales and levels of professional service, ethics and conduct.

Please contact your state chapter to get more information about becoming a member of the AHSCA.