Approval to Discharge Non-Domestic Waste to Sewer - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this approval if you intend to discharge non-domestic / trade waste into the sewer. This approval is required for all non-domestic premises regardless of its contents.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • declare any process that may lead to a discharge of waste to sewer
  • state the nature and quantity of the waste and the proposed pre-treatment, waste monitoring or waste management procedures you will follow
  • certify that the intended discharge after pre-treatment will conform to the requirements of the acceptance criteria.

If there is no risk of trade waste discharge to sewer, then this should be indicated on the application form.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Once. No renewal is necessary.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Utilities Act 2000 ACT

Lodgement process


Approval may take up to two days, subject to you having supplied all of the required information.

Administering agency

Icon Water

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.


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Operating address: Level 5
40 Bunda Street
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 366
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6248 3111
Website: Icon Water (Opens in new window)