Effluent Disposal System Application

Application Process

Step 1.Prepare Supporting Documents

Copy of the plan and specifications of the proposed apparatus, showing the top and longitudinal section to a scale of not less than 1:50.

Copy of a site plan of the premises, to a scale not less than 1:100, showing:

  • The position of all buildings erected or proposed and the position of the proposed and any existing apparatus including setback distances
  • The position, type and proposed use of all fixtures intended to discharge into the apparatus
  • The position and setback distances of all drains, pipes, inspection openings, vents, traps and junctions in relation to buildings and boundaries
  • The size of pipes and fittings and the fall of the drains
  • Details of the proposed and any existing effluent disposal system and its setback distances to buildings, boundaries and trafficable areas
  • The source of water supply to be used in connection with the apparatus if premises is not supplied by a non-reticulated mains supply

Step 3.Prepare Payment

Shire of Murray Standard Application
Application Fee   118.00 
Permit Fee   118.00
Where Referral is Required for Certain Commercial Applications 
Shire of Murray Report Fee   118.00
WA Health Department Administration Fee  72.00

The fee owing will be determined through the completion of the application form.

Application to the Shire of Murray: 

  • Email

Once the application has been processed, we will issue an invoice for the applicable fees, this can be paid online.

  • In Person

Cash, card, cheques and money orders are accepted.

  • By Post

Cheques and money orders are accepted.

For Applications to the Executive Director of Public Health:
Please follow instructions in the application form. 

Step 4.Submit the Completed Application to the Relevant Organisation

This will be determined when filling out the application form.

Applications to the Shire of Murray can be made in the following ways:

  • By Email:

Send the completed application form and supporting documents to:

  • In Person:

Bring the completed application form, payment and supporting documents to:

Shire of Murray Administration Office, 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra 6208  View Map

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Thursday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Friday
    • 08:30 AM–04:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed

  • By Post:

Post the completed application form, cheque or money order and supporting documents to:
PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208

Applications to the Executive Director of Public Health:
Please follow instructions in the application form.

Step 5.Application Processing and Approval

We will contact you should we require any further information and should all conditions be satisfactorily met, we will issue approval.

Step 6.Installation

Installation should be completed in accordance with the conditions of approval.

Step 7.Inspection and Approval of Apparatus Installation

An appointment must be made with a Shire Environmental Health Officer to conduct an inspection of the apparatus. It is recommended that the inspection be arranged by a plumber as certain procedures may need to be actioned to facilitate the inspection.

Where the apparatus is an aerobic treatment unit (ATU) or nutrient retentive system the person notifying the Shire shall provide an 'as constructed' plan and written certification that the unit has been installed in accordance with Department of Health specifications.

Step 8.Permit to Use

If the installation is approved a permit will be issued.

Please note: It is an offence to occupy a dwelling or building prior to the issue of a Permit to Use.

If an additional inspection is required due to faulty workmanship or incomplete compliance with conditions of approval, a re-inspection fee will apply.

When is an Effluent Disposal System Required?

Systems are required for all unsewered areas in Murray.

Who Applies for and Installs Effluent Disposal Systems?

Applications and installations are usually arranged by specialised contractors.

Plumbing connections are to be undertaken by a licensed plumber.

The effluent treatment system is to be a type approved by the Department of Health.

I Have a Question. Who can I Speak to?

Please contact our Environmental Health Officers: