At PIPA we know the opportunities created by plastic pipeline systems and advocate the increased use and consumption throughout Australia.

Our organisation brings together industry experts to form committees and working groups focused on addressing industry priorities. Collaborating with global counterparts and industry professionals we develop and publish robust guidelines and specifications for plastic pipes and fittings.


Technical POP Guidelines

PIPA’s POP Guidelines represent the collective best practice of the industry, developed by subject matter experts and work in conjunction with Australian Standards providing additional information on key areas where further guidance is beneficial to the industry. They are published for immediate use and in some cases will eventually be referenced within AS/NZS Standards.

View PIPA’s library of industry POP Guidelines

Technical Notes and Papers

PIPA’s Technical Notes provide a brief description of a specific development, technique, or procedure. It may also refer to the modification of a technique or procedure.

Technical papers describe the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. These papers may also include recommendations and conclusions of the research.

View our library of technical commentaries, manuals, notes, papers test methods and other technical information

Technical Resources

View our library of technical resources which have been referenced in PIPA’s Guidelines, Notes and Papers. 

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Positioned on the Council of Standards Australia International and as a nominating body to Standards Australia and New Zealand Technical Committees, PIPA members contribute to the development of these Standards and Guidelines.

We collaborate with the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Industry, assisting in ongoing development of the Code of Practice for upstream polyethylene gathering networks.

Assisting in the development of Standards, specifications, and practices enables us to ensure the proper use of plastic systems.

We set benchmarks for industry practice in best manufacture, installation and use of plastic pipeline systems. Ensuring the environmental impact of plastics pipelines systems throughout their lifecycle meet or exceed legislative and community standards.

Standards Updates

Find out the recent updates to relevant plastic pipe system standards

AS/NZS 4020:2018 AMD 1:2022 “Testing of Products for use in contact with Drinking Water”

Published 30 September 2022

AS/NZS 5601.1:2022 “Gas Installations Part 1: General Installations”

Published 30 September 2022

AS/NZS 61386.21:2015 AMD 2:2023 “Conduit Systems for Cable Management, Part 21: Particular Requirements – Rigid Conduit Systems”

Published 19 May 2023

AS/NZS 1462.22:2017 “Methods of test for plastics pipes and fittings, Method 22: Method for determination of pipe stiffness – New ISO Adoption”

Published 02 February 2024

AS/NZS 2033:2024 “Design and installation of polyolefin pipe systems

Published 26 April 2024

We’re trusted to provide independent information and help resolve challenges in application and use.

We set benchmarks for industry practice in best manufacture, installation and use of plastic pipeline systems.