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Cost of toilet repair services

Last updated: 23rd May 2019

Plumbers charge an average of $80/hr to repair a toilet. This rate, however, can still change from job to job as prices typically range from $72.50/hr to $88/hr.

Where does this pricing data come from?

All prices stated in the above article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Plumbers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Toilet repair prices from real customers

Lyn from Vic
She needed the toilet in her home repaired because it had a leak at the bottom of the cistern.
DannyTOTAL COST: $350
Cheryl from NSW
She had her toilet repaired because it would start leaking whenever it was flushed. The job also involved replacing a garden tap.
Tanvesh from SA
He hired a plumber to fix his toilet because the cistern was broken and the toilet seat was no longer steady.

What determines the cost of a toilet repair job

Toilet repair may seem like a pretty straightforward service, but plumbers till consider a variety of factors when quoting for a job. These can include the following:

  • The kind of repair needed — Unclogging a toilet is relatively simple and won’t cost much. However, expect to shell out more cash if there are certain parts of the toilet that need to be removed and replaced.
  • The time required to finish the job — Plenty of plumbers charge hourly rates, so the longer your job takes, the more expensive it will be. Some may also offer a flat fee if the job is not that difficult.
  • The materials needed for repair — You’ll likely pay a higher amount if your job involves replacing parts of the toilet like the flushing mechanism, the toilet seats, valves, etc. You’ll spend even more if your toilet is no longer repairable and needs to be totally replaced.
  • Add-on services — Typically, plumbers charge different rates for each job, so if you need anything else done like fix a leaking tap, you’ll have to pay an extra fee for that.

Your location plays a part in pricing

At approximately $75/hr, Victoria has the most affordable rate in the country for toilet repair services. In New South Wales, plumbers charge about $80/hr to fix a toilet. Meanwhile, prices aren’t much different between Queensland and Western Australia where toilet repair costs around $88/hr and $89/hr respectively.

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Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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