Septic Tanks

Council’s Environmental Health Unit are responsible for ensuring that the installation and alteration of septic tank systems throughout the Shire are in accordance with the current Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Code of Practice - Septic Tanks and relevant EPA Certificates of Approval. It is important that these systems do not harm the environment or become a risk to public health.

It is the owners responsibility to apply for a permit to install or alter the system before works commence. Council’s Environmental Health Officers will inspect the system during installation to ensure the septic tank system meets the guidelines. Once the septic tank system is ready and approved to use, an Approval to Use will be issued to the owner.

Further inquiries regarding septic tank systems can be made by contacting Council’s Environmental Health Unit on (03) 5261 0600.