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 Amount Description
Apply Application $520.00

New application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $200.00

Special request for inspection. Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Application $210.00

Minor alterations. Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation $150.00

Extension fee or amendment to existing permit. Fees for 2017-18.

Vary Variation $520.00

Major alterations. Fees for 2017-18.

Approval time

Approval takes 2-4 weeks.

Administering agency

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Operating address: Corner Lyttleton Street and Lloyd Street
Castlemaine
Victoria 3450
Mailing address: PO BOX 185
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450
Email: Info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
Website: Mount Alexander Shire Council (Opens in new window)