Code of Practice for Small On-site Sewage & Sullage Treatment Systems & the Disposal or Reuse of Sewage Effluent - Northern Territory

Service summary

The Code of Practice provides standards for the correct design, manufacture and installation of septic tanks and alternative septic systems in the Northern Territory.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1952 (Northern Territory)

Building Act 1993 (Northern Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 1993 (Northern Territory)

Public Health (General Sanitation, Mosquito Prevention, Rat Exclusion & Prevention) Regulations 1960 (Northern Territory)

Contact details



Operating address:
Corner Cavenagh & Knuckey Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801





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Senior/District Environmental Health Officer

Operating address:
2nd Floor
Casuarina Plaza
Casuarina NT 0811
Mailing address:
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811





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