Septic Tanks & Wastewater


If you live on a property that is not connected to reticulated sewerage, you should either have a standard septic tank or an onsite wastewater treatment system on your property.  It is important that these wastewater systems do not pose any threat to the environment or become a risk to public health.  For information on maintaining your existing system please view our Maintenance section.

Pyrenees Shire’s Environmental Health Officer is responsible for ensuring that all installations and alterations of onsite wastewater treatment systems and septic tanks are done according to the current Environment Protection Authority (EPA) code of practice.

Any person wishing to install a new or alter any part of a septic tank or wastewater system requires a Permit from Council's Environmental Health department before any work begins.



What would you like to do today? 

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Apply for a Permit to Install or Alter a Septic Tank

Request a Septic Inspection

Submit a Service or Desludge Report

Maintaining your Existing Septic Tank or Wastewater System

Land Capability Assessments

Aerated Wastewater Treatment Service Providers

Servicing and Desludging Providers

Pyrenees Shire Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2015-18

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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