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. 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.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The system must be assessed annually for permit compliance by an authorised assessor, 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 $738.00

Installation or major alteration to a septic tank. Fees for 2019-20.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Septic Health - The Facts - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 Victoria

Administering agency

Mornington Peninsula Shire 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:

Local Laws Officer

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Operating address: 90 Besgrove Street
Rosebud, Victoria 3939
Mailing address: PRIVATE BAG 1000
Rosebud, Victoria 3939
Toll Free: 1300 850 600
Other: 03 5950 1000
Email: customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au
Website: Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (Opens in new window)