Apply for rainwater tank compliance

Within the Shoalhaven, properties connected to the town water supply require Council approval prior to installing a rainwater tank.

This ensures the proposed tank location, height, labelling of outlets, and any associated pipework is in accordance with Council regulations.

Steps to apply

Apply online

Complete the online application form

Click here to view form.

What happens next

Your submitted application will be reviewed by Shoalhaven City Council's Development Services team.

If you have connected the tank to your internal plumbing you will be asked to book an inspection with Council's Development Services team by calling:

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours before the inspection is required and any dogs on the property must be restrained. Inspection fees apply.

Please note: Rainwater tanks for garden use only do not require inspections.

Need help?

Need help? Contact us today

Call us on (02) 4429 3214 or visit your closest administration centre

Nowra Administration Centre
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
36 Bridge Road, Nowra NSW 2541

Ulladulla Branch Office
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
14 Deering Street, Ulladulla NSW 2539

Rainwater tank rebates

Approved applications are eligible to apply for a $500 rainwater tank rebate to assist with the cost of installing a rainwater tank.

When applying for a rainwater tank rebate, you must provide the approval number issued by Council in your rainwater tank rebate request.

You can apply for a rebate on our rainwater tank rebate page.