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Cost of toilet installation

Last updated: 9th Jun 2019

Toilet installation by a qualified plumber costs around $80/hr. Prices can still change, though, based on the specifics of each job. Rates typically range from $77.75/hr to $87.25/hr.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2018 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Toilet Installers on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.

Toilet installation prices from real customers

Cyndi from NSW
She hired a plumber to remove and replace the leaking toilet in the bathroom of her home in Fairfield and to add another toilet as well.
Chelna from WA
She needed a new toilet installed because she was renovating the bathroom of her home in Balcatta. The job also involved installing a shower and a double basin.
TOTAL COST: $1,900
Ben from Qld
He needed a plumber to install a new toilet next to his existing shower area. He provided the toilet.

What to know about toilet installation pricing

Every toilet has a different condition, so obviously the cost of each job will also vary. When installing toilets, plumbers consider a variety of factors including:

Type of toilet

There are four main types of toilet used in various types of property: wall-faced toilet, close coupled toilet, back to wall toilet, and wall-hung toilet. Close coupled toilets are one of the most popular in the market because it is quite affordable. The back to wall toilet is similar to a close coupled toilet, except that it saves a little more space due to its back being fixed entirely to your bathroom wall.

If you want to save more space, you can opt for either a wall-faced toilet or a wall-hung toilet. A wall-faced toilet’s cistern and pipes are concealed within your bathroom wall, so it’s a great space saver. Meanwhile, wall-hung toilets are fairly new, but they offer a lot of benefits. As it is attached completely to the wall, no part of it rests on the floor, which makes it easier to clean. It’s also an excellent choice if you want a toilet that looks sleek and modern.


Plumbers usually charge hourly rates for toilet installation services. Naturally, the longer your job takes to complete, the costlier the job is.

Additional services

When it comes to toilet installation, a replacement is generally more expensive than a simple new installation. This is because replacement jobs involve removing the old toilet and disposing of it, which takes extra work. If your jobs involve installing other fixtures apart from the toilet, prepare a bigger budget for that too. Some plumbers might also charge additional labour costs if they need to lift a heavy toilet up a flight or two of stairs.

Where you live has an impact on how much you pay

Plumbers in Queensland charge an average of $78.50/hr to install a toilet. Meanwhile, this type of service have the same price of about $80/hr in Victoria and New South Wales.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2017.

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