Trade Waste Discharge Permit / Trade Waste Agreement - Northern Territory


You will need this permit if you are a business that discharges trade waste to a sewerage system. Trade waste is liquid or liquid borne waste generated from any business, trade, or manufacturing process that is approved for discharge to sewer. Trade waste does not include wastewater from a toilet, shower, hand-basin or similar fixture.

If the trade waste discharged from a business does comply with the guidelines, the business will be required to install approved pre-treatment equipment. Plans and installation details of all pre-treatment equipment must be submitted to the regulator for approval.

Businesses discharging small volumes of trade waste will be issued with a Trade Waste Discharge Permit. Businesses discharging large volumes and/ or high risk trade waste will be required to enter into a more formal Trade Waste Agreement and will be charged for volume and concentration.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Between 2 and 8 years


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.

Approval time

Up to 10 days.


This permit is not transferable and new occupiers must reapply.

Administering agency

Power and Water Corporation

Contact details

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