Non-sewered residential plumbing applications

This information is designed to assist you with the preparation of the required documentation for a plumbing application for a non-sewered residential site, so that it may be assessed in a timely manner.

Please note, applications missing information may experience processing delays.

The timeframe for a plumbing application on a non-sewered residential site is 10 business days.

A site inspection is required as part of the assessment of the application. If access to the property cannot be gained due to a locked gate or dogs, please advise us when lodging the application so that a time can be booked for the inspection.

Alterations or additions to existing structures

If your application relates to an addition or alteration to an existing structure, you may not need to complete this application.  Your building certifier may advise you to engage a concurrence agency to determine if an application is necessary.


STEP 1 – Complete the checklist and application form

Complete the Class 1A and 10A plumbing checklist to ensure you have met all the requirements for council to process your application. A detailed explanation of requirements follows the checklist.

The site plan must be drawn to a suitable scale and show:

  • the scale clearly, indicating the north point
  • the allotment boundary dimensions
  • proposed setbacks to the building from boundaries and any easements
  • existing structures and appropriate uses
  • easements on the property
  • service locations eg sewer, water and septic tanks and soakage trenches
  • the method of stormwater disposal (including location and size of all rainwater tanks and the location and size of all down pipes and pipes leading to the tank/s)
  • the extent of any earthworks - any cut and fill operations
  • the type of retaining structure or slope protection required with levels and heights nominated
  • any means of site drainage
  • floor level in relation to proposed  finished ground levels adjacent to the building
  • any existing drainage.

STEP 2 – Complete the state government forms

STEP 3 – Submit your application

Submit your completed application.

In person at:

Planning and Development
29 Channon Street
Gympie,  Qld 4570

Include a cheque for the applicable fees and post to:

PO Box 155
Gympie,  Qld  4570

STEP 4 – Approval and inspections

Once plumbing approval has been granted, a development application information notice and approved plans will be issued to the applicant.

The permit number can be located at the top of the approval and is needed to book any inspections. Details of the required inspections are contained in the information notice conditions.

Inspections can be booked via email on or by phoning (07) 5481 0400. Please allow for 24 hours notice for all inspections. Please allow one hour variation to the requested time for an inspection, due to constraints and occasional delays.

STEP 5 – Final inspection and plumbing compliance certificate

The final inspection checks on any previous outstanding items, and if compliant, a plumbing final certificate for on-site sewage work will be issued to you.

Related information

Class 1A and 10A plumbing checklist 

Construction of buildings in flood hazard areas

Example house drain plans and templates

Form 1 Application for compliance assessment

Form 7 Notification of responsible person

Plumbing non sewered sites