Rainwater Tanks

Rainwater tanks are common in Australia due to our climate. No specific planning permit is required for rainwater tanks up to 4,500 litres when installed to residential properties, except for areas covered by the Heritage Overlay.

A permit may be required when:

  • A rainwater tank is to be installed in a multi-unit development
  • An existing planning permit requires approval for additional building works

If you wish to install a rainwater tank, please see the following for more information:

BLD0120 - Rainwater Tanks (pdf, 727KB)

You can also contact the Building Department on 9518 3555.

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Last updated: 01 June 2021