Permission to Install or Alter a Septic Tank System - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to construct, install or alter a septic tank system.

A septic tank system means a system for the bacterial, biological, chemical or physical treatment of sewage and includes all tanks, beds, sewers, drains, pipes, fittings, appliances and land used in connection with the system.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

When installing or altering a septic tank system, you must:

  • include a copy of your certificate of conformity from an accredited conformity assessment body (CAB)
  • comply with the relevant Australian Standards
  • comply with any relevant Codes of Practice
  • submit all required forms
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

The system must be assessed for permit compliance by an authorised assessor on a yearly basis, or as required by council.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$362.00

Fees for 2016-17.

VaryVariation$203.00

Alterations. Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application for Permission to Install an Onsite Wastewater System - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Vary

Application for Permission to Alter a Septic Tank System - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

City of Whitehorse

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Contact details

Environmental Health Department
City of Whitehorse


Operating address:
379 - 397 Whitehorse Road
Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 2
Nunawading Delivery Centre
Victoria 3131

Phone:

03 9262 6333

Fax:

03 9262 6490
customer.service@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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