We encourage home owners to install rainwater tanks, provided the installation meets safety and building regulations.
Collecting and using rainwater can:
For general information on rainwater tanks, please contact our Environmental Operations Team on 9401 0512.
You only need a building permit to install a rainwater tank when undertaking other building work, for example:
In such cases, the tank must be installed at least 500mm from the boundary.
If you are installing a water tank without undertaking other building work, there are no siting requirements or minimum distances from your title boundaries.
You may need a planning permit to install a rainwater tank when:
We encourage you to check your Certificate of Title, in case it includes any restrictions on installing a rainwater tank within your property.
For more information, contact Building Services on 9217 2259 and Established Areas Planning on