Apply for a septic tank permit

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We use septic tanks for properties where sewerage is not available to dispose of domestic wastewater from toilets, bathrooms, laundries and kitchens.

 

What types of septic tanks need a permit?

All septic tank installations need approval. The type of approval depends how much sewerage your septic tank disposes per day.

For septic tanks designed to:

 

When do you need to get the permit?

You must get a permit before any works to install or alter a septic tank system.

 

How much does it cost?

View our full list of fees (including installation and maintenance)

How to prepare your application

Before applying, gather your proposed plans to include:

  1. Dimensions of all boundaries of the site

  2. Location and dimensions of all
    1. buildings or proposed buildings
    2. streams
    3. water tanks
    4. tennis courts
    5. swimming pool excavations
    6. driveways
    7. stormwater drains
    8. water pipes
    9. existing septic tank systems.

Looking for plans for your property?

To get copies of plans to help propose your septic tank installation, visit request official property information.

How to apply

Before applying for a septic tank permit, make sure you've read the updated EPA regulations

To apply, you’ll need to:

  1. Download the PDF application

     

    Install or alter a septic tank system application form
    Install or alter a septic tank system application form
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  2. Attach your detailed plans of your proposed installation to the PDF.

    Design options for the installation of septic systems are in the application form.

  3. Submit application:
    1. By email: manningham@manningham.vic.gov.au
    2. By post: Approvals and Compliance Unit, Manningham Council, PO Box 1, Doncaster, Victoria 3108

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    • A Guide to Septic Systems and Operation Maintenance
      A Guide to Septic Systems and Operation Maintenance
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    • Be septic safe factsheet
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    • Septic system maintenance factsheet
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    • Install or alter a septic tank system application form
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