Approval of Underground Disposal - Victoria

Service summary

You will require the approval of the managing water corporation if you intend to dispose of material underground by means of a bore.

This applies to all bores, wells, excavations or any artificially constructed underground cavity used for drainage or collection of groundwater.

This approval is required for the disposal of any type of material. For example, farmers may need this approval for the disposal of livestock corpses.

You may also require a licence to operate works before using the bore.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, you must:

  • Apply in the form and manner approved by the Minister;
  • Accompany the form with prescribed information; and
  • Pay any application fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for further information.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Approval of Underground Disposal - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Water

Act(s) name

Water Act 1989 (Victoria)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Water

Operating address:
8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address:
PO BOX 500
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Other:

13 61 86

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