Apply for Approval to Discharge

The online request to be submitted when seeking Shoalhaven Water approval to discharge liquid trade waste to sewer will vary according to the type of activity/premises your business operates.

Select your business activity

The below list will assist you in selecting the appropriate business activity. 

To apply for approval to discharge liquid trade waste to sewer, click on your business activity heading to download the appropriate application form. Note that some of our forms have moved online.

Non-Discharger Declaration

Activities that do not generate ANY liquid trade waste that is discharged to the sewer 

Miscellaneous Activities – Low Risk

Hairdresser/Beautician, Dental/Doctor surgery (no X-ray), Animal grooming/Pet shop, Jeweller, Optometrist, Florist, Fruit & Veg, Funeral parlour, Cooling tower, Venetian blind cleaning, Bed & Breakfast 

Food Preparation and/or Serving Facility

Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Butcher, Canteen, Take-away Food Shop, Baker 

Educational Facility

Pre-school, Primary School, Secondary School, TAFE College, University 

Accommodation Providers

Hotels and Motels 

Hospitals/Aged Care Facilities

Hospitals, nursing homes, aged care facilities

Laundry Facility

Commercial laundry, Laundromat 


Autopsy, clinical, dental, soil testing, tertiary institutions 

Chemical Toilet Waste

Chemical toilets, port-a-loos, pan contents, ship-to-shore pump-outs, caravan parks with dump points  

Vehicle, Machinery or Workshop Related Activities

Vehicle/equipment washing, car detailing, bus depots, hire equipment, vehicle/equipment service/repairs, smash repairs, wrecker, radiator repairs, service station covered forecourts, engine/gearbox reconditioning

Multiple Occupancy Premises

Shopping Centre, Industrial Estate, Block of Commercial/Industrial Units
Note: Individual businesses within complex will also need to submit appropriate business activity form

Industrial Facility

Chemical manufacture, abattoir, cheese factory, valve manufacture 

Need more help?

If in doubt as to which form to use or your activity is not mentioned please contact Shoalhaven Water’s Regulatory Unit on (02) 4429 3214 for further assistance.