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

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$130.00

Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

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

Administering agency

Maribyrnong City Council

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Contact details

Environment and Health
Maribyrnong City Council


Operating address:
Corner Napier and Hyde Streets (61 Napier Street)
Footscray
Victoria 3011
Mailing address:
PO BOX 58
Footscray, Victoria 3011

Phone:

03 9688 0200

Fax:

03 9687 7793
email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Website:

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