Online Plumbing services applications FAQ

What are the fees and charges associated with Plumbing services and Sewer applications?

Please note all amounts are GST free.

Application Type Description of Service Amount ($)
Form 1 Plumbing Application Single Fixture Or Single Inspection 147.40
  Plumbing Application & Inspection (2 to 6 Fixtures) 417.10
  Each additional Fixture 30.10
  On site sewerage treatment 517.00
  Approval for conversion from septic to sewer 284.60
  Sewer cap off 147.40
Permission for Alterations to Mains Assessment of Application & Inspection 645.60
Permission to Build Over Sewer Mains Assessment of Application & Inspection 645.60
Permission to Build Adjacent Sewer Mains Assessment of Application & Inspection 147.40
  Additional fee dependent on condition of the sewer main - assessed upon inspection 498.20
Sewer Plan Request Application Fee 56.10

How do I obtain a tax invoice for my online application payment?

Upon successful receipt of the online application and payment, a Tax Invoice will be forwarded via email within 2 business days to the supplied email address.

Please ensure you have entered a valid email address in the Applicant Details section of the online application.

How can I follow up on my online application with Council?

Once your online application has been submitted, you will be presented with a reference number on the application receipt, and in a confirmation email (if you select Email as your preferred method of contact). You can use either of these reference numbers for your application when contacting Council.

If you have provided payment for the application, upon successful receipt of the online application and payment in the Council system, a Tax Invoice will be forwarded via email within 2 business days to the supplied email address.

Please ensure you have entered a valid email address in the Applicant Details section of the online application.

What do I need to supply with a Plumbing Application?

  • A completed Form 1 – Permit work application for plumbing drainage and on-site sewerage work
  • Applicable site & floor plans
  • Commercial applications also require Hydraulic Plans to be submitted
  • A copy of the soil classification report where the work involves sanitary drainage

If there is to be disposal of wastewater in an unsewered area:

  • A Treatment Plant Approval (TPA) number/Chief Executive Approval (CEA) or Environmentally Relevant Activity
  • (ERA) number must be included for any on-site sewerage treatment plant or greywater treatment plant
  • A copy of the site and soil evaluation report must be attached

  • Should Council require further information, an officer will contact the applicant submitting the application
  • Lodge an online Plumbing Application

How long will a Plumbing Application approval take?

Once a completed application is received, please allow 10 days for a standard application or 2 days for fast tracked applications. Refer to Form 1 for fast track definition.

Do I need to engage a plumber prior to submitting a Plumbing Application?

No, you can submit the plumbing application and gain approval without contracting a plumber however no plumbing inspections will be conducted until Council receives a Form 7 – Notification of Responsible Person from the plumber.

How long until I receive the sewer plan?

Turnaround time for a sewer plan request is 2 business days. Should the request be expected to take longer than the two days, an officer will contact you to advise.

Will Council definitely hold sewer plans for my property?

Plans are ordered at your discretion, Council has plans of most properties however there is no guarantee.

Note: If the property is not connected to Council sewers, it is unlikely Council will hold plans. Should you wish to check prior to ordering, please phone the plumbing department on 4044 8235.

If Council does not hold sewer plans for my property, will I get my money back?

- No, the search fee is non-refundable.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

Plumbing Services
(07) 4044 8235
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Last updated: 06 April 2016