Our Story


When the late Fred Beutler started Southern Plumbing as a small ‘backyard’ operation in Fyshwick in 1976, he didn’t expect the business would grow to the size it is today. In starting out, Fred sold plumbing fittings and tapware – mostly to customers outside Canberra.

The business progressed slowly, moved to new premises, and began to really flourish during the construction of Australia’s new Parliament House in the 1980s. Our work as a plumbing supplier for the new Parliament sparked the growth of our business in Canberra and the surrounding area, and cemented our customer base in all sections of its markets.

More than 40 years after it began, Southern Plumbing is now firmly established as the leading independent supplier of plumbing, irrigation, bathroom, kitchen and laundry products in the ACT and southern NSW, and now has a presence in Victoria. And we’re determined to stay at the pinnacle of our industry!

Canberra’s Southern Plumbing Plus staff enjoying the 1998 Employee of the Year award presentation.