Concurrency plumbing & drainage applications

When you are carrying out building work to add one or more bedrooms to a house in a non-sewered area, you must apply for a concurrency certificate. To apply, you will need to submit a concurrency report showing that the existing on-site sewerage facility can cope with the additional load created by the extra bedroom(s).

A concurrency report must be compiled by a site and soil evaluator who holds the appropriate Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence.

For more information see Planning Regulation 2017, Schedule 9, Table 11.

How to apply

Use this form to apply for a concurrency certificate for an on-site sewerage facility.

Fees apply. For fee information, go to our online fee enquiry or our Register of fees & charges.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Completed State government Form 1 – Compliance assessment application for plumbing and drainage.
  • Concurrence Report (Effluent Disposal Report) prepared by a licenced site and soil evaluator
  • site plans
  • fee payment.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

Once you have your supporting documentation, complete and submit the application form.

Submit concurrency report

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Completed State government Form 1 – Compliance assessment application for plumbing and drainage.
  • Concurrence Report (Effluent Disposal Report) prepared by a licenced site and soil evaluator
  • site plans
  • fee payment.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete Concurrency report submission for on-site sewerage facility(PDF, 227KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to submit the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Completed State government Form 1 – Compliance assessment application for plumbing and drainage.
  • Concurrence Report (Effluent Disposal Report) prepared by a licenced site and soil evaluator
  • site plans
  • fee payment.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete Concurrency report submission for on-site sewerage facility(PDF, 227KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form and payment

Post to:

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726

Next steps

We will email you a receipt for your submission. The receipt includes a unique reference number. Use this number to track progress and quote when making enquiries.

If no further information is required to assess your application, a permit will be issued within 10 business days. Alternatively, the City will issue an information request for the additional information.

Once your application is approved, a permit to commence the work will be issued.