Trade waste approval - Rockhampton Regional Council - Queensland


You will need this approval if your business discharges trade waste into a sewer.

Trade waste includes any liquid waste other than domestic sewage generated from business, trade or manufacturing premises. For example, trade waste can include grease, oil, solids, heavy metals or chemicals.

Examples of businesses that might need a trade waste approval are:

  • cafes and restaurants
  • manufacturing
  • farms
  • abattoirs and butchers
  • medical services
  • vehicle and plant-related businesses
  • cleaning services.

Service type


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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need approval to alter any processes involved in generating trade waste.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Additional fees may apply, please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Apply Licence All $230.00

Category 1. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $344.00

Category 3. You will also be required to pay:

  • volumetric rate (minimum) per kilolitre - $0.95
  • BOD5 rate per kilogram - $1.85
  • suspended solids rate per kilogram - $2.10.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $230.00

Category 2 (plus a minimum volumetric rate of $0.95 per kilolitre). Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal / agreement fees:

  • category 1 - $246.00
  • category 2 - $246.00
  • category 3 - $482.00.

Fees for 2023-24


You cannot transfer this approval. If you change property ownership or lease a business establishment, you will have to reapply for a new approval.

Administering agency

Rockhampton Regional Council

Contact details

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