Do you need to install a new onsite wastewater management system? You're in the right spot. You will need a permit to install an onsite wastewater management system.
There are fees associated with installing a new septic system. All fees for the 2023-2024 financial year are set out below.
|Permit to install
|Renewal of permit
|Transfer of permit
|Amend a permit
|Cost of sample + 20%
How to apply
What happens next?
Once you submitted and paid for your application, we have 42 days to process and issue a Permit to Install. The Permit to Install is valid for five years.
Works for the installation of the OWMS can not be started until the Permit to Install has been issued. When a progress inspection of the install is required, please contact Council's Environmental Health team at least 48 hours prior to organise the inspection.
Renewing a Permit to Install
If your Permit to Install is about to or has expired, you must submit an Application to Renew a Permit to Council.
Amending a Permit to Install
If you are changing the effluent field or changing from a primary treatment system to a secondary treatment system, an Application to Amend must be submitted to Council.
Approval to Use
For an Approval to Use to be issued, the following documentation must be submitted to Council:
- A detailed as laid plan
- A licensed plumber's compliance certificate
- A commissioning report (if applicable)
- A signed servicing agreement (if applicable)
- A licensed electrician's ESV Certificate of Electrical Safety (if applicable)
Once the above documentation has been submitted, Council's Environmental Health team will complete the final inspection and then issue an Approval to Use.