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.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$330.00Report and consent. Fees for 2016-17.
Transfer$195.00Fees for 2016-17.
Application$585.00Fees for 2016-17.
Inspection$130.00Additional inspection. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$195.00Extension of permit. Fees for 2016-17.
VaryApplication$585.00

Alteration of septic tank. Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application to Install / Alter a Septic Tank System - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Application to Search for Copies of Septic Tank Plans / Permits - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Application for Extension of Septic Tank System Permit - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Comply

Guide to Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Nillumbik Shire Council

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Nillumbik Shire Council


Operating address:
Civic Drive
Greensborough
Victoria 3088
Mailing address:
PO BOX 476
Greensborough, Victoria 3088

Other:

03 9433 3111

Other:

03 9433 3777
nillumbik@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Website:

Nillumbik Shire Council Opens in a new browser window

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