Application to Install or Alter a Septic Tank, Chemical Toilet or Sewage Treatment Plant

About this form

This form is to be used to apply to install or alter a septic tank under the Public Health Regulation 2000.

Important information

All works must comply with AS/NZ 1546.1, 1546.2, 1546.3 and 1547 as applicable.


This form requires you to submit the following attachments (PDF is the preferred format):

  • A site plan showing: location of the premises and the proposed system; effluent disposal system or irrigation areas; distances from watercourses and boundaries or bores; and north direction and dimensions of the disposal area.
  • A geotechnical report on soil profile of the area and details of the soil percolation rate is required for all land application systems.
  • System accreditation.


Health Protection Service

Phone: (02) 6205 1700

Your personal information

Access Canberra uses this form to collect information which is necessary to allow the ACT Government to provide services to you. Personal Information may be used or disclosed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014.

For details on the collection of personal information in this form please refer to the Access Canberra Information Collection Notice. If you have questions about how your information will be handled please see the Access Canberra Privacy Policy and the ACT Health Privacy Notice or contact us.