Septic systems

The proper management of domestic wastewater in the Northern Grampians Shire is paramount to protect public health and the environment for years to come. Proper management is particularly important in the current drought crisis and severe water restrictions.

This Municipal Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2017-2020 outlines the management strategies and actions planned by Northern Grampians Shire Council to address identified issues with wastewater management across our communities.

The Plan links to other Council Plans to ensure a coordinated and united approach to water issues over the next few years.

Northern Grampians Shire Council looks forward to implementing this Plan in partnership with stakeholders including the community to achieve the ultimate goals and objectives.

Municipal Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2017-2020(PDF, 455KB)

Septic Installations

To ensure that a new septic tank on your property is installed in line with health regulations, it is important that you register your intention with Council. Likewise, if you wish to amend the location of your septic tank system or alter it in any way, you also must register this with Council.

In the case of building or altering your home a Permit to Install a Wastewater System will be required before a building permit will be issued.

Application for a permit to install or alter a wastewater system >>