Approval for Domestic Greywater Diversion - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to divert domestic greywater.

Domestic greywater diversion means the installation and operation of a system for diverting greywater generated on residential premises to a garden or lawn on those premises.

Greywater is waste water from washing machines, the laundry, showers, hand basins, and baths, but does not include waste water from a kitchen, toilet, urinal or bidet.

Please note that you can install a domestic greywater diversion system without prior approval if:

  • It is carried out in accordance with the Plumbing Code of Australia;
  • A sewage management facility is not installed on the premises concerned; and
  • The relevant performance standards are met.

Plumbing and drainage work can only be carried out in NSW by individuals that hold the relevant professional licences.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application to Install On-site Wastewater Treatment System (Manly) Opens in a new browser window
Application for Approval to Install an On-site Wastewater Treatment System (Warringah) - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application for Domestic Greywater Diversion (Pittwater) - Please consult the Council or Sydney Water for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Northern Beaches Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Northern Beaches Council

Operating address:
59A Old Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Beach, New South Wales 2107
Operating address:
Village Park
1 Park Street
Mona Vale, New South Wales 2103
Operating address:
725 Pittwater Road
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Operating address:
Town Hall, 1 Belgrave Street
Manly
NSW 2095
Mailing address:
PO BOX 882
Mona Vale, New South Wales 1660
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1336
Dee Why, New South Wales 2099
Mailing address:
PO BOX 82
Manly, New South Wales 1655

Phone:

02 9970 1111

Phone:

02 9942 2111

Phone:

02 9976 1500

Fax:

02 9970 1200

Fax:

02 9971 4522

Fax:

02 9976 1400

Website:

Manly Council Opens in a new browser window

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