Approval to Dispose of Trade Waste into a Public Sewer - Bayside Council - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you are going to discharge liquid trade waste directly or indirectly into a public sewer. Trade waste includes waste produced by the following types of businesses:

  • business / commercial premises (such as a beautician, florist, hairdresser, hotel, motel, restaurant, butcher, service station, supermarket or dentist)
  • community / public premises (such as a craft club, school, college, university, hospital or nursing home)
  • industrial premises
  • trade activities (such as a mobile carpet cleaner)
  • commercial activities carried out in a residential location
  • commercial saleyards, racecourses, stables and kennels
  • any wastewater transported by vehicle or drawn from ships or boats (including septic effluent).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Upon submission of the application form and payment of the fee, Council will allow the temporary pumping out of stormwater or groundwater (including spring water) from a development or construction site, subject to Council requirements.


Your application must be accompanied by a report from a suitably qualified and experienced consultant in water quality, including laboratory analysis, that states that the water is suitable for discharge (with or without additional treatment).


Please consult directly with the Council for information on eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


Maximum period of 9 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulations 2021 New South Wales

Administering agency

Bayside Council

Contact details

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