Approval to Discharge Trade Waste - Western Australia


You will require this approval if you intend to conduct an activity where trade waste will be discharged into a wastewater inlet connected to sewer owned or managed by a water services licensee.

Trade waste is any wastewater that differs from the kind and volume ordinarily discharged from an ordinary home used solely or primarily as the home of its occupants.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Approval is not required to carry on the business of a beauty salon, florist, hairdressing salon or domestic swimming pool.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • submit an application form and any supplementary forms required
  • meet the acceptance criteria, which may include partially treating your wastewater before it discharges to sewer
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Specified in the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on the fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Applying to Discharge (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Water Services Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Water Services Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation


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:

Head Office


Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Operating address: The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001
Website: Water (Opens in new window)