Google Rating
Based on 316 reviews
Available 24/7, plumber out within the hour!

Gas and water leak detection Melbourne

A water leak is a tragedy. A gas leak is an emergency. With thirty years of experience, 24/7 availability and one-hour emergency response times, our veteran leak detection specialists can save your site from catastrophe.
Google Rating
Based on 316 reviews

Spot a streaky stain? Whiff a foul smell? We’re on our way.


All day, all week,
all year

Our leak detectors can schedule visits at the most convenient times, including outside your business hours.
Group 7

Instant emergency

Between wood rot and flammable gas, every leak has the potential to be an emergency. We’ll be there in a flash.


We’ve provided reliable leak detection services for Melbourne homes and businesses since the mid-90s.


Our five-star service is based on our friendliness and versatility as much as it is on our unrivaled expertise.

How we detect leaks

“What’s the worst leak you’ve ever seen?” If we had a dollar for every time we’ve heard that question… we’d still be plumbers, but at least all of our mortgages would be paid off. We can tell you that the worst cases usually have one of two things in common: clients either ignored them for too long or tried to repair them themselves.

Every site is as unique as a thumbprint, and we’ve earned our reputation as one of the leading leak detection companies in Melbourne by offering a wide range of adaptable solutions to find even the most well-hidden leaks. Here are our reliable favourites.

example of gas and water leak detection

We don’t cut corners to cut costs

The most effective cost-cutting solution is a job well done. We don’t spare any expense to ensure our leak detectors have access to the best possible equipment, and are also trained and accredited to use their tools to their full potential. Of course, once we’ve located the leak, we’ll fix it using the best parts available, too.

Melbourne water leak detection services

Not all leaks are as apparent as a stain on the wall. Whether you’ve got gas leaks deep underground or water pipes spread across multiple storeys of your apartment or office building, our specialists will find and fix them.

example of burst pipe being repaired
Underground and in-wall leaks

Need to find out where exactly the leak is? Not to worry. With the right tools, we can suss out any leak.

example of pre-purchase water leak prevention
Pre-purchase leak detection

Before you sign on the dotted line, let our plumbing leak detectors mosey around your new home.

example of blocked drain camera services
Gas and water pipe location

Accurately map out your plumbing and utility pipes to prevent leaks during new builds or renovations.

emergency services
Emergency leak detection

When a leak threatens to become a flood, get yourself to safety and call us. We’ll be there in under an hour.

Our leak detection team in action

When even a minor leak can cause all kinds of stains, rot and mould issues, the last thing you need is a muddy-booted plumber knocking holes in your walls and digging up your garden. We promise to always treat your home or business with the utmost respect.

Suppliers we work with

Prompt service, guaranteed

Our plumbers patrol Melbourne in vans fully equipped with all the water and gas leak detection equipment they need. That’s how we’re able to offer near-instant service to all of our clients. Just give us a call, and tell us when you need us.

Step 1
Call us 24/7. If we’re tending to another client, we’ll call back in a matter of minutes.
Step 2
Bang out the details with our team. Tell us about any leakage signs, and we’ll tell you if you need to get to safety.
icon 33
Step 3
We’ll schedule an appointment at a convenient time or send our emergency team immediately.

Our service areas

While the inner city will always be our home, we haven’t spent three decades confined to a handful of suburbs. These days, we’re glad to say we can provide water and gas leak detection services for over 160 suburbs within the Melbourne metropolitan area.

That’s a heck of a spread, but the size of our domain hasn’t diminished the speed of our service. We still guarantee our one-hour emergency response time for every suburb under our care.

map of inner city plumbing service area

What our customers say

Cameron MiltonCameron Milton ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were fantastic, everything from booking in the appointment, to the plumbers Jack and Lauchlan turning up on time, giving advice, and honestly working hard, would call them again any day of the week if I or when I need another plumbing problem resolved. I highly recommend themTsets GibbonsTsets Gibbons ★★★★★ David BruceDavid Bruce ★★★★★ Quick, efficient and friendly and most importantly did an excellent job.Nathan ChaniagoNathan Chaniago ★★★★★ Just got off the phone with Inner City Plumbing, where they saved me a few grand. Was looking to get drain grates installed on my roof. I had a previous plumber quote me a suspicious price, so I wanted a second opinion. Called up Inner City where I was redirected to Sam. After some back and forth, he explained that it was something I could easily do myself for a fraction of the cost. They could've easily charged for a visit, but instead just gave me honest and practical advice.Sean SextonSean Sexton ★★★★★ I couldn’t say enough good things about Shane, and Inner City Plumbing. Bang on time, fixed what needed to be fixed and saved me from botching replacing the shower head myself. Chilled, happy to answer questions, his ultra positive early morning vibes got the bathroom back to 100% in next to no time. Thanks so much. Cheers. Sean.Aaron MorrisonAaron Morrison ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were absolutely outstanding!! We needed emergency plumbing after the sewer surged back into our wet areas and flooded the floor. They were diligent and thorough, taking care of furnishings and cleaning up after themselves as they went. Extremely professional, pragmatic and very impressed.DarrenDarren ★★★★★ I was having trouble getting plumbers to commit to my job or even just call me back.Inner City Plumbing were quick to respond, came out to quote when they said they would, did the job when they said they would. The result was fantastic and hassle free.Will use them for all future needs.Costa HaraCosta Hara ★★★★★ I called Inner City Plumbing as we had a gas leak. I tried a number of plumbers in our area and no one was available to come out on the same day. Inner City Plumbing had plumber Shane arrive within the hour. Shane was awesome! He let us know the price at every stage. He showed us what needed doing and made sure everything was safe.Happy to recommend these guys. Price was great and the job was completed properly.Kerrie MaherKerrie Maher ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service. Really obliging and well organised. Would definitely recommendTom BoswellTom Boswell ★★★★★ Guy and Jack came to check a leak in our ceiling. They were incredibly professional and friendly, and patient in explaining the issue and next steps. Would highly recommend.Joy SchafferJoy Schaffer ★★★★★ Inner City responded immediately when we described our urgent situation and organised for Shane to come and investigate the leaks. He was very thorough, reassuring and considered before saying it was necessary to break some bathroom tiles. He was professional and persisted in a very difficult event. He and his team cleaned up carefully. We highly recommend ICPLONG PENGLONG PENG ★★★★★ Steve and James are professional, friendly and efficiently find the root cause of my gas plumbing issue, then fix it and test it to make sure everything is secure and working. Great job and highly recommend it if you are looking for a good plumber.Nick CrawfordNick Crawford ★★★★☆ Jean JamesJean James ★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. Very personable plumberTab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ Sally PeacockSally Peacock ★★★★★ Thank you for a great service, and very professional.Chris BChris B ★★★★★ Great service from initial call to job resolution. Ty explained the different options and was able to perform an immediate repair to our leaking roof. Thanks!Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Another fantastic experience with Inner City Plumbing. This time with Shane who removed and installed a new hot water system on the same day. Could not recommend highly enough!TaniaTania ★★★★★ Steve arrived within an hour of calling about our hot water system. He was courteous, fixed the issue and gave us a reasonable quote if we needed a replacement in the future. He also called a few days later to see if our hot water system was ok. Highly recommend this service.JD2021JD2021 ★★★★★ Guy from Inner City plumbing came out today to diagnose my faulty hot water service.There was no push for an upsell and he went above and beyond to ensure the new product was functioning as I required.Lovely guy who provided a fantastic service.Thanks Guy, greatly appreciated.Celia MurrayCelia Murray ★★★★★ It's such a relief to find local plumbers who were so professional and thorough. The team worked incredibly hard to resolve issues with bathroom plumbing in a heritage house. What we initially thought was hopefully a small issue turned out to be a massive problem with old piping. Inner City Plumbing kept us informed every step of the way, fixed everything quickly, and worked tirelessly so that we could use our bathroom as fast as possible. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Melbourne, and am thrilled that we've found a company we can trust and call on again if we need.Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Fantastic experience with Guy who attended my property, quickly and efficiently rectified my plumbing issue. Very personable and positive experience. Highly recommend!Nok RoutledgeNok Routledge ★★★★★ Our flat metal roof had some spots that needed recaulking. Inner City was professional and friendly. Explained to us what needed to happen to fix those in an honest manner as they would a friend. We had another (large) company came in to make a quote and glad we didn't go with them. Inner City team was much more reasonable and friendly.dong hyuck Kimdong hyuck Kim ★★★★★ Service was very quick and prompt. Call, visit, fix and sorted.greg t charltongreg t charlton ★★★★★ excellent workSharon KnightSharon Knight ★★★★★ Nicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
picture of owner

Melbourne’s best leak detection team?

We can’t say that. But our satisfied clients sure can. Browse our countless 5-star reviews, and you’ll find recommendations for our services from business owners, site managers and local council administrators.
why 1

Servicing all industries

Single-storey home, twenty-storey hotel, or thousand-hectare campus — trust us to handle it.
why 2

Quality tradecraft

We make a lot of promises. But we’ve built a three-decade career by keeping those promises.
why 3

Personalised service

If you need us to work around your business hours or when your family’s out of the house, we’ll make it work.
Google__G__Logo 1
Customers adore us for our speed and honesty. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
star ratings

About us

We’re plumbers. You don’t need to know all the slimy, sticky, stinky details about us and what we do. But we can sum up the important stuff with three goals:

  • We always aim to go the extra mile for our clients
  • We always seek to grow, learn, adapt and evolve
  • We love what we do

If we had to boil that all down to one point, it would be the last. We really do love what we do. As a family business, we’re in the awesome position of getting to work with our loved ones, trading hard-earned expertise every day. Our pride in our profession has enabled us to be the best at it for thirty years. We reckon we love it enough to last thirty more.

award 1
award 2
award 3
picture of the team

Frequently asked questions

If this is your first time dealing with a concealed water leak, you might not even know what signs to look for. Spotting a water leak can be tricky, but there are usually a few signs that can tip you off, such as:

The water bill has unexpectedly increased

If you did not recently buy a new appliance, such as a washing machine or refrigerator, then your water bill should not dramatically rise.

Water is puddling up in unusual places

You might notice minor puddles at the base of your kitchen island or in your laundry cabinets. You may even notice seemingly random puddles around your site — look up and notice they’re beneath downlights.

There are signs of mould and water damage around the house

This could be mould spots on the wall, or the slight discolouration and softening of wood in a particular area. You may even notice a dank scent. Mould can be extremely difficult to deal with, so it’s best to contact a leak detection specialist as soon as you suspect a mould problem.

Your irrigation system is leaking

Irrigation leaks can be trickier to detect since they can evaporate quite quickly outdoors. However, you may notice small puddles or consistently moist soil around your lawn.

Residential and commercial gas is mixed with a foul-smelling chemical, so it’s easy for you to immediately identify a leak. However, there are other signs you should be alert for:

  • If you have an underground gas leak, you may notice your grass dying off in odd patterns
  • You may a whistling noise around your gas-fed appliances and pipes
  • Your gas bill is unusually high
  • Your gas-fed water heater runs out of hot water quickly
  • You feel nauseous or get a headache when you’re around gas-fed appliances or pipes

If you suspect a gas leak, turn off the gas from the mains and get everyone out of the building. Call our gas leak detection team immediately, and do not attempt to fix the leak on your own.

Alright, let’s hunt out that leak

You’ve got our details; now we just need yours. Get in touch to schedule an appointment, or have our emergency leak detectors rush out to you.


Available now