Product Approval of an On-Site Wastewater Management System - Northern Territory


You will need approval if you intend to install an on-site wastewater system. A wastewater management system is a system for the collection and management of wastewater which consists of all greywater or black water, but does not include stormwater or commercial and industrial wastewater.

This approval applies to on-site waste water management systems, including:

  • septic tanks
  • greywater systems
  • composting toilets
  • secondary treatment systems
  • aerated wastewater treatment systems.

Service type


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


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $605.00

Application for grant of approval. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $181.00

Application to renew product approval. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $181.00

Notification for installation of wastewater management system outside a building control area. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $242.00

Notification for low-exposure recycled water scheme.   Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $605.00

Approval for high-exposure recycled water scheme. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Variation All $181.00

Application to vary product approval. Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Application process


Pay your fee at the nearest Receiver of Territory Monies office.

Additional information

Your application will need the following supporting documents:

  • a cover letter
  • manufacturer's specifications
  • product certificates.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Public Health Directorate

Department of Health

Northern Territory
Operating address: Manunda Place
Floor 5
38 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Contact us phone: 08 8922 7152