Permission to Install or Alter a Septic Tank System - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to construct, install or alter a septic tank system. This permit will be needed prior to a building permit being approved.

All septic tank systems must comply with Australian New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1546.1:2008 On-site Domestic Wastewater Treatment Units - Septic Tanks.

Septic Tanks provide an onsite sewage disposal system for buildings on the urban fringe and in rural or remote locations that have no access to a sewer connection.

You should regularly (at least every three years but preferably every year) pump out the sludge and solids from the tank.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

When installing or altering a septic tank system, you must:

  • include a copy of your certificate of conformity from an accredited conformity assessment body (CAB)
  • comply with the relevant Australian Standards
  • comply with any relevant Codes of Practice
  • submit all required forms
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The system must be assessed for permit compliance by an authorised assessor on a yearly basis, or as required by council.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $310.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation All $210.00

Minor alteration to existing system. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation All $55.00

Extend, amend or re-issue permit. Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Administering agency

Gannawarra Shire Council

Contact details

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

Health Services Officer

Gannawarra Shire Council

Operating address: Patchell Plaza
47 Victoria Street
Kerang, Victoria 3579
Mailing address: PO BOX 287
Kerang, Victoria 3579
Phone: 03 5450 9333
Fax: 03 5450 3023
Email: eho@gannawarra.vic.gov.au
Website: Gannawarra Shire Council (Opens in new window)