Trade Waste Permit applications

To apply for a Trade Waste Permit, please complete the following form and return it to Unitywater.

Trade Waste Permit application (PDF 229KB)

Prior to submitting a plumbing application (to council) that incorporates trade waste, you are required to submit your permit application to our Trade Waste team along with:

  1. A hydraulic plan detailing fixtures, and the pre-treatment device/s and manufacture details.
  2. Plan assessment application (PDF 83KB). Plan assessments are undertaken to ensure what is proposed on the hydraulic plans will not have any harmful effects on the sewer network. The hydraulic plans show the proposed fixture rating and pre-treatment devices to be installed. The applicant will be notified in writing whether the proposal is satisfactory and a Letter of Approval will be supplied which will be required by the relevant Council as part of the plumbing assessment. This application requires payment of plan assessment fee.

Unitywater has three types of Trade Waste Discharge Permits (high risk, medium risk and low risk). They are categorised by the level of risk associated with the waste. Upon application, we will assess your level of risk and will assign the relevant Trade Waste Discharge Permit classification. Please refer to the risk assessment on page 15 of the Trade Waste Management Plan (PDF 596KB).

Update address or contact details

If there have been changes to your business and you need to update your Trade Waste Permit details, such as changing the mailing address or updating contact details, please submit the following form, completing only your Account Name and any relevant changes.

Trade Waste Permit application (PDF 229KB)

 

Sale of business or change or ownership

To update your permit due to sale of business or change of ownership:

  • The old owner is required to complete and submit the following form:

Cancellation of Trade Waste Permit (PDF 39KB)

  • The new owner is required to complete and submit the following form, after which they will be sent an account for the annual permit fee.

Trade Waste Permit application (PDF 229KB)

Please complete the following form and submit it to Unitywater to ensure future trade waste fees are not applied:

Cancellation of Trade Waste Permit (PDF 39KB)

Please note: There are no refunds or part refunds on any permit issued, and permits are not transferable.