Request legal point of discharge information

Property owners are responsible for maintaining your storm water drainage system (such as drains and underground pipes) from inside your property to the point where they connect to the kerb and channel, table or underground drain.

Council approves the location which is known as the legal point of discharge.

You’ll need to apply for a report about the legal point of discharge if you’re planning to:

  • get a building permit where building works include a stormwater drainage system
  • change the existing stormwater drainage system on your property (such as changing the flow rate).

What we can provide

  • Location of Council’s drainage.
  • Location of the approved or legal point of discharge.
  • Other site specific information.

What the report will not show

The infrastructure information report will not tell you:

  • the location of any internal property drainage
  • the as-constructed conditions of a drain. Our drain details are a guide only. You must check the size, depth and offset of the drain on site and make sure the drain is not damaged
  • details of stormwater downpipes and where they go on the property. You should contact a plumber to find this information

You can find general information about infrastructure under your property from Before You Dig Australia.

How to apply

Step 1.Register for Council’s online services

If you are not already registered to use Council’s online services, register online.

Register for online services

Registrations are generally approved within two business days. You only need to register once. You will then have access to lodge any future applications and other Council requests online.

Step 2.Decide which information you need

You can request one or more of the following:

  • Council drainage locations
  • location of the legal point of stormwater discharge
  • other site specific information such as contours and other details.

Step 3.Have your details ready

You will need to provide the property address and a brief description of the works, and pay the fee by credit card.

Step 4.Submit the online form

Request infrastructure information

Step 5.After you apply

The requested information will be sent to you within 10 business days.

Fees

The application fee for an infrastructure information report is $155.30.

This fee amount is correct as of 1 July 2023.

After your application is received, an invoice will be sent to you via email. This email will contain instructions about how to pay the application fee.