Requirement to Install a Grease Trap - Victoria


The majority of food businesses producing trade waste are required to install a grease trap as part of their Trade Waste Agreement with Greater Western Water. A grease trap is a plumbing device that filters the majority of fats, oils and solid food particles out of the wastewater before it enters the sewerage system.

Not having a grease trap may mean you are charged with additional treatment and maintenance fees by Greater Western Water until a grease trap is installed on your property. However, you cannot pay the additional fee instead of installing a grease trap.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Water Act 1989 Victoria

Additional information

A licensed plumber must install your grease trap in accordance with our connection requirements.

Administering agency

Greater Western Water

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Greater Western Water

Operating address: 36 Macedon Street
Sunbury, Victoria 3429
Phone: 13 44 99
Website: Greater Western Water (Opens in new window)