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24/7 emergency plumbers, $299 per callout

Get rapid-response help for urgent plumbing problems

Get emergency plumbing help now for $299

  • A qualified plumber usually arrives within the hour
  • No lock-in contract or RACV membership needed
  • No after-hours, weekend or public holiday surcharge.

Not in an emergency?
Prepare for your next home emergency with an Emergency Home Assist plan. Access unlimited* 24/7 emergency callouts for just $259 each year.  (A 72-hour waiting period applies).

What’s included

  • Rapid-response callout
  • Our tradies will make the area safe if it can't be fixed on the spot
  • A free quote if more work is needed.

How it works

  • Call when you need us

    If you have a home plumbing emergency, call 13 46 63 to arrange an emergency callout for $299.

  • A plumber arrives, usually within the hour

    We'll send a qualified plumber to you, usually within the hour.

  • They’ll get to work

    Many emergencies can be fixed on the spot. If yours can’t, the tradie will provide a temporary fix to make the area safe.

  • We let you know next steps

    If further work is required for a full repair, your tradie will provide a no-obligation quote through RACV Trades.

Some common plumbing emergencies we can help with

Blocked toilet, pipe or drain

Causing overflow, backup, or stopping water flowing through the outlet.

Burst pipe

Causing significant water wastage or damage to your property.

Internal leaks, through walls and ceiling

Caused by blocked downpipes, gutters or damaged roof.

Gas leak or damaged gas pipe

We'll repair the leak or isolate the gas line to make it safe.

Broken tap or shower

Causing damage to your property, or substantial water wastage (excludes dripping taps and shower heads).

Faulty or burst hot water system

Due to a gas or electrical issue, faulty components, or you're unable to reignite the pilot light.

Broken heating/cooling system

Due to faulty components, electrical or gas issues, or you're unable to reignite the pilot light.

Why choose RACV emergency plumbers?

Qualified plumbers available 24/7

No surcharges for help at nights, weekends, or public holidays, and know that help will usually be there within an hour.

Fixed price of $299

This includes the callout and making it safe if we can’t fix it on the spot. Avoid the stress and get help fast.

With you every step

RACV Trades keep you informed at each step so you know exactly what to expect.

Quality guaranteed with 12-month warranty

Warranty covers labour and services, provided by fully accredited, licensed, and insured RACV Trades tradies.

Other emergencies we can help with

Our tradies will usually be there within the hour.

Frequently asked questions

We aim to get a tradesperson to you within the hour.

This response time is not guaranteed and can vary depending on your location, demand for services, or weather and traffic conditions.

You'll get a text notification once a tradie has been assigned. Please make sure you're home for when the tradie arrives.

Our team is available 24/7 to handle plumbing, locksmith and electrical emergencies. If you need assistance now, call 13 46 63.

Emergency trade services are available in metro Melbourne and many regional areas in Victoria, including:

  • Ballarat
  • Bellarine Peninsula
  • Bendigo
  • Geelong
  • Mildura
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Shepparton
  • Traralgon
  • Wangaratta
  • Warrnambool
  • Wodonga.

If you live elsewhere in Victoria and want to check if we can help you, call us on 13 46 63.

The price includes the cost of some minor parts and materials.

It does not include certain parts or materials, such as:

  • windows, doors, door handles or glass
  • fixed plumbing apparatuses including sinks and taps
  • light fittings, power points and switch boards.

For a full list of exclusions, read the RACV Emergency Home Assist Terms and Conditions (PDF, 3.4 MB).

Member discounts don’t apply to a single emergency callout.

If you’ve been an RACV Member for 5 years or more, you get a loyalty discount on an annual plan with Emergency Home Assist as part of our Years of Membership benefits.

General maintenance and non-urgent repairs aren’t included, like:

  • dripping taps
  • installing or changing light globes
  • installing a new sink, toilet or shower head
  • installing a new hot water system.

If the job requires a specialist trade (e.g. hydronic heating specialist) or a specialist part, a free quote will be provided for additional work.

RACV Trades can help you find the right tradie for non-urgent or maintenance jobs.

For a full list of conditions, limits and exclusions, check the RACV Emergency Home Assist Terms and Conditions (PDF, 3.4 MB).

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Terms and conditions

*Subject to the Fair Use Policy. Refer to the RACV Emergency Home Assist Terms and Conditions. (PDF, 245 KB) for more details.

RACV Trades is a trading name of RACV's trade partner, Club Home Response Pty Ltd. All works are performed or arranged by Club Home Response Pty Ltd. trading as RACV Trades. See RACV Trades terms and conditions.