On Site Sewage Management involves the disposal of wastewater entirely on land where that wastewater was generated.

The two main documents which govern and guide the practice are

Australian Standard AS1547 AS/NZS 1547:2000 On-site domestic wastewater management and the Environment and Health Protection Guidelines ‘On Site Sewage Management for Single Households’.

Local councils will also have policies which contain specific guidelines in relation to a specific council area. For our local area the following are relevant