Useful Links and References

The resources, forms and links below are useful for planning and managing domestic wastewater/septic systems.

Application Forms

Print and submit this form to Apply to Install or Alter a Septic/Wastewater System(DOCX, 43KB).

Print and submit this form to Request a Copy of Septic Tank Plans(DOC, 233KB).

Resource Documents

The Domestic Wastewater Management Plan – Operational Document(PDF, 2MB) outlines how Baw Baw Shire will manage the permitting, monitoring, and education associated with onsite domestic wastewater.

The Domestic Wastewater Management Plan - Technical Document(PDF, 19MB) provides the detailed background information used to develop the operational document.

The Planning Checklist - Onsite Domestic Wastewater Management(PDF, 441KB) will help you provide us with the information on your existing system which is necessary for some applications. This form is to be completed by a licenced contractor. 

Tarago Expression of Interest Form(PDF, 1MB)  

 Below is a list of fact sheets that have been updated to reflect the Baw Baw Shire environment:

  1. Basic information on standard septic tanks(PDF, 4MB) 
  2. Aerated wastewater treatment systems(PDF, 4MB)
  3. Septic tank with sand filter(PDF, 2MB)
  4. Historic septic tanks(PDF, 4MB)
  5. Split systems(PDF, 1MB)
  6. Common disposal methods - primary treatment(PDF, 10MB)
  7. Common disposal methods - secondary treatment(PDF, 3MB)


Useful Links