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$285.00

Installation. Fees for 2016-17.

Inspection$190.00Required after installation. Fees for 2016-17.
VaryVariation$190.00

Alteration. Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

Administering agency

Wangaratta Rural City Council

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Community Amenity Local Law 1 2014

Contact details

Environmental Health Unit
Wangaratta Rural City Council


Operating address:
62 - 68 Ovens Street
Wangaratta
Victoria 3677
Mailing address:
PO BOX 238
Wangaratta, Victoria 3676

Phone:

03 5722 0888

Fax:

03 5721 9526
council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

Website:

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