Application forms

Ensure you're disposing of your waste safely by applying for a permit here.

Acceptance criteria

Before applying for a permit, read the acceptance criteria below which explains the limitations on how your waste can be disposed to the wastewater system. 

Acceptance criteria

Application forms

To apply for approval to dispose your waste to the system, complete the form/s relevant to your operations.

If your business operations fall under any of the following categories, you’ll also need to include the relevant form(s) below with your application.

Automotive services

Including service station, mechanical servicing or repair, vehicle (carwash) or parts washing.

Care facilities

Commercial climate control waste - cooling towers


Large or complex industries

Businesses with large or complex waste streams, such as food manufacturers, chemical formulators, metal finishers, industrial laundries, waste treatment facilities, laboratories, dump facilities or radioactive waste.

Laundries and drycleaners

Meal preparation establishments

Including restaurant, fast food, takeaway, food hall, catering, food handler.

Photographic services

Shared grease arrestors

Swimming pools and spas (commercial)

Veterinary services

Complete this form if you only require a one-off or short-term waste disposal permit.

One-off/short-term application form

Removing water from construction sites

If you're a builder or developer, you'll need to apply for the above short-term permit.

Before applying we recommend you use excess site water for other site activities, such as dust suppression, if permitted.

What happens after you apply?

We'll contact you within 14 days of receiving your application.

The permit will specify:

  • amount of trade waste that you're allowed to discharge
  • substances that can be discharged
  • type of pre-treatment required
  • any other conditions that may apply.

If your property changes hands or the business is sold, the new owner/occupier will need to reapply for a trade waste permit.


More information

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