Permit to Use an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage - Western Australia


You will require this permit if you intend to use an apparatus for the treatment of sewage after it has been constructed or installed. A sewerage apparatus includes septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, compost toilets and any other apparatus used for the treatment of sewage.

When the construction or installation of a sewage apparatus is complete, the Council must be notified. An environmental health officer will inspect the apparatus to make sure it conforms to health and safety regulations. If the environmental health officer is not satisfied with the inspection, then they will advise you to complete the necessary works and arrange for a further inspection. This work must be completed within a prescribed time frame.

Prior to the inspection by the environmental health officer, you must fill the apparatus to overflow level with clean water 24 hours before the inspection, and also ensure that all drains, fixtures and fittings are visible.

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.

Eligibility requirements

Your apparatus will be eligible for a permit if:

  • the inspection confirms that it meets relevant standards and regulatory requirements
  • you have paid the permit fee.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $118.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Permit to Use an Apparatus for the Treatment of Sewage - Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 WA

Regulation(s) name

Health (Treatment of Sewage and Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste) Regulations 1974 WA

Administering agency

Shire of Mukinbudin

Contact details

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

Health Officer, Regulatory Services

Shire of Mukinbudin

Operating address: 15 Maddock Street
Mukinbudin, Western Australia 6479
Mailing address: PO BOX 67
Mukinbudin, Western Australia 6479
Phone: 08 9047 2100
Fax: 08 9047 1239
Website: Shire of Mukinbudin (Opens in new window)