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 $550.00

Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Application All $275.00

Alterations. Fees for 2018-19.

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1970 VIC

Administering agency

Warrnambool City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Unit

Warrnambool City Council

Operating address: 25 Liebig Street
Warrnambool
Victoria 3280
Mailing address: PO BOX 198
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280
Toll Free: 1300 003 280
Phone: 03 5559 4800
Fax: 03 5559 4900
Email: wbool_city@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
Website: Warrnambool City Council (Opens in new window)