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. This permit will be needed prior to a building permit being approved.

All septic tank systems must comply with Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1546.1:2008 On-site Domestic Wastewater Treatment Units - Septic Tanks.

Septic Tanks provide an onsite sewage disposal system for buildings on the urban fringe and in rural or remote locations that have no access to a sewer connection.

You should regularly (at least every three years but preferably every year) pump out the sludge and solids from the tank.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with Council for details of any specific requirements that may apply to this permit.

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$537.00

Fees for 2016-17.

RenewRenewal$214.00

Expires after two years. Fees for 2016-17.

VaryVariation

Alteration to existing septic tank permit. Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Administering agency

East Gippsland Shire Council

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2011

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
East Gippsland Shire Council


Operating address:
Bairnsdale Service Centre
24 Service Street
Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1618
Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875

Phone:

03 5153 9500

Fax:

03 5153 9576
feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au

Website:

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