Septic tanks and private wastewater treatment devices need to be pumped out every three to five years.

This must be done by licensed contractors, and disposed of at a licensed septage receival facilty such as Council’s wastewater treatment plant.

There are a number of pump-out contractors servicing the Ballina Shire area. 

Council does not provide pump out facilities for caravans or boat owners.

For more information contact Council on 1300 864 444 or visit