Plumbers Gladstone – On-Time, On-Budget, No-Callout AND Local!

Trevor Donges Gladstone Plumber

Trevor Donges is your local plumber in Gladstone and has more than 20 years plumbing experience!
QBCC License Number 43964

Hello I’m Trevor Donges …

Trevor DongesI’m your local Tap Doctor for the Gladstone area. I live at Tannum Sands with my wife and two of our sons. Our married son and his family live nearby, and our daughter and her husband live and work in Mackay.

Prior to moving here in September 2006, we operated a successful plumbing business at Warwick, in South Queensland, for over 20 years.

As well as enjoying the more relaxed lifestyle of this region, we are very committed to providing this community with a satisfying plumbing experience.

To book an appointment, you can call 24/7 on 1300-655-827 or fill in the form on this page

How we can help

We provide a whole range of different products and services, here are some of the things we can help you with:

  • Water Main Replacements
  • Bathroom Renovations and Makeovers
  • Water Heaters and Hot Water Systems supply, install & maintenance
  • Environmentally Friendly Hot Water Units, Heatpumps and Heat Pump Hot Water Systems
  • Burst pipes
  • Whirlybirds and skylights
  • Tapware and kitchen sinks
  • Waterwise plumbing
  • Emergency plumbing
  • Toilet installation
  • Water filter systems

…and much more!


Replacing your hot water cylinder can be an expensive exercise and it can suddenly ‘ Give up the ghost ‘ at the most inconvenient time.

However, did you know that you may be able to prevent the premature collapse of your unit simply by having your Local Tap Doctor inspect, and if necessary, replacing its ‘Sacrificial Anode’?

The ‘Sacrificial Anode’ is designed to be ‘eaten away’ so that the inside of your hot water cylinder isn’t.

In many cases the Tap Doctor can replace your anode and possibly extend the life of your unit.

However, if you are thinking of upgrading your existing electric hot water system to a more energy-efficient system, then the Tap Doctor can help you with that also, as he is the local service agent for Apricus split-system solar hot water systems, using the very efficient ‘evacuated tube’ technology.

So…..Don’t delay, call today on 1300 655 827
Normally $185.00 – Website Special $165.00 – Book Online TODAY!

Call Us on 1300-655-82724 hours 7 days a week

You can book a plumber online using the form below or over the phone at any time of the day or night. We available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.

What Our Customers Say:


Leon – Gladstone

Judith P…..Benaraby Hilltop Motor Inn

“I am the owner of the Benaraby Motor Inn, and have been for the last two years.  I have not known Trevor long, but have found him to be very helpful when fixing our plumbing problems.  He has a pleasant personality and is willing to go to great lengths to find the fittings that compliment our motel rooms.  Trevor is neat and tidy in his appearance and work, and cleans up any mess he makes.  He is also courteous and calls to let me know that he is one his way.  We are grateful to him for going a step further in finding and fixing a major leaking problem that was causing some movement in our building.  We still have a lot more work for him to do and we are very happy with the service has provided us.  Trevor Donges is an asset to The Tap Doctor Team”

Suanne R…..Calliope

“I would like to highly recommend both Trevor and his team.  The call centre was both courteous and very helpful.  The appointment time was made and kept to the minute (no waiting around for someone to turn up).  Trevor explained clearly what work was needed and how much it would cost (very reasonable).  The work was completed on the day and any mess cleaned up.  I have no hesitation in recommending The Tap Doctor to family and friends.”

John Mc…..Gladstone South

“The young lady who answered the phone was very professional, pleasant and made the contact “too easy.  Trevor rang ahead, arrived on time and performed all services required pleasantly and efficiently.  I have no hesitation in recommending his service to anyone, and should we need a plumber in the future will definitely use him again”

C.D…..Sun Valley

“Trevor was very professional and well mannered.  It was refreshing to deal with him.  Over the years I have had dealings with tradesmen but have never had the pleasure before to experience the quality of service that was provided.  He even removed his boots before entering my home.”

Marlene & Ken D…..Gladstone

“We appreciated the courteous and professional work that our local Tap Doctor Trevor completed just before Christmas.  He fitted a new toilet and cistern and also fixed taps over our washing machine.   About twelve months ago he also fitted a new hot water system which was relocated from laundry to garage with no problems.  A rubber mat was placed over our washing machine and any mess was cleaned up and on completion of the work.  We found all pricing to be reasonable and a job well done both times”

Graham and Pam W…..Calliope

“Thank you Trevor for your prompt response to our call.  The old farm house was plumbed in 35 years ago when we made it our home.  There was a blockage in a pipe servicing the bathroom.  As the house in only 3 feet off the ground, Trevor did a brilliant job crawling around and locating the problem.  We have found him obliging and very professional.  Also we were pleased with his pricing”

Wayne and Mary Anne F…..Gladstone

“With respect to work completed at our home recently by Trevor The Tap Doctor.  I must say that my wife and I are extremely pleased.  How refreshing to have a tradesmen deliver on all their promises and guarantees.  From being punctual, courteous and ever mindful that his work area was actually our life’s dream home, through to the very high standard of workmanship completed on all agreed tasks.  I would not hesitate to recommend Trevor or indeed call upon him again for future maintenance tasks”


Recent Work

We’re your local agent for Apricus solar hot water systems:


We’re your local agent for Apricus solar hot water systems


Back view of the heating system. Apricus solar hot water uses the very efficient ‘evacuated tube’ technology which is 42% more efficient than a similar sized flat panelled system

Front view of the Apricus roof panel

Front view of the Apricus roof panel

One of the jobs we’re commonly asked to do is tap repair, maintenance and installation of kitchen sink mixers:

Kitchen Sink MixerKitchen Sink MixerTapware Installation

One of the areas we specialise in is hot water systems – maintenance, repair and installation of new systems. Some examples of our recent work is below:

Gas Hot Water System InstallationInstant Gas Hot Water System InstallationHot Water System

BRITA Filters for the Gladstone Area

Your local Tap Doctor is BRITA Approved

Tap Doctor Trevor Donges is

‘BRITA Approved’

to install their latest

On Line Active Direct’

water filter system.


QBCC License Number 43964


Tap Doctor Plumbing is your number one choice for taps, tapware & related fixtures.



The Tap Doctor can provide a range of sanitaryware all from our mobile showroom.


Hot Water Systems

The Tap Doctor can provide a large range of gas, electric and solar hot water systems.