Melbourne’s water is subject to careful management and regulation to protect our water supplies, the environment and public health. View information about legislation administered by Melbourne Water – namely, the Water Act 1989 (Vic) and its related by-laws, as well as other policies that are relevant to our work.
Water Act 1989
Read about the legal framework for managing Victoria’s water resources, then view the full document online.
Policies and procedures
Read the range of policies that outline our obligations and commitment to you.
Freedom of information
Victoria’s Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you the right to apply for access to documents in Melbourne Water's possession unless exempt. Find out how to apply online.