Liquid Trade Waste Consent - Tasmania

Service summary

You may be required to obtain this consent if you intend to discharge liquid trade waste into sewers managed by the Agency. Liquid trade waste is defined as liquid waste generated by any:

  • trade
  • industrial
  • commercial
  • educational
  • hospitality
  • medical
  • dental
  • veterinary
  • agricultural
  • horticultural
  • scientific research
  • experimental activities.

Waste generated through the course of domestic activities is not classified as trade waste. Liquid trade waste must comply with certain standards as determined by the Agency in order to be considered of an acceptable standard for discharge into the sewerage system.

Depending on the volume and type of wastewater generated, your business may be classified as a:

  • commercial customer (category 1 or 2)
  • industrial customer (category 3 or 4)
  • tankered waste customer.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified.



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



Applications may be posted, emailed or hand delivered.

Administering agency


Act(s) name

Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008 (Tasmania)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Hobart Office

Operating address:
169 Main Road
Tasmania 7009
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1393
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


13 69 92


03 6237 8378


1300 862 066

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