Trade waste approval (for liquid waste discharge to sewer in Gold Coast) - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland


Trade waste is liquid waste generated from any industry, business, trade or manufacturing premises, other than domestic sewage from a hand basin, shower, bath, toilet or other domestic fixture.

In some cases, trade waste may contain toxic or harmful substances, such as oil, heavy metals, solids, organic solvents or chlorinated organics. Uncontrolled or illegal discharge of trade waste causes serious problems in the sewerage system - flooding and overloading, blockages, corrosion, hazardous work environments, even failure of sewage purification processes.

City of Gold Coast is responsible for preventing these contaminants from entering the sewerage system, ensuring that the health and safety of the community and the environment are protected.

Service type


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


Each approval remains in effect for 12 months. Contact council for further information.

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


This approval cannot be transferred. If you change property ownership or lease a business establishment, the existing approval will be cancelled. A new application for approval will be necessary.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

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:

Gold Coast City Council

Operating address: 135 Bundall Road
Queensland 4217
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 694 222
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)