Permission to Construct, Install or Alter an On-Site Wastewater Management System - City of Ballarat - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to construct, install or alter a septic tank system. All septic tank systems must comply with the current Australian New Zealand Standard for 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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The system must be assessed annually for permit compliance by an authorised assessor, or as required by council.

Duration

Up to 2 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $724.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Variation All $385.00

Alter an existing system. Fees for 2021-22

Transfer Transfer All $147.00

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

City of Ballarat

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:

Local Laws Officer

City of Ballarat

Victoria
Operating address: The Pheonix
25 Armstrong Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Mailing address: PO BOX 655
Ballarat, Victoria 3353
Phone: 03 5320 5500
Email: info@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Ballarat (Opens in new window)