Price Submission

Our Price Submission details our proposed services in water, sewerage, waterways and drainage over a five-year period, as well as the cost of delivering these and the prices we intend to charge customers.

It is subject to approval by the Essential Services Commission, Victoria’s independent regulator, who regularly reviews prices for water and other essential services to protect the interests of consumers.

Prices for our wholesale water and sewerage services are different to the charges on your water bill. These charges are set by your retail water company, factoring in the wholesale cost of the services we provide to them, as well as their own planned works and investments.

Prices for 2021-26
Melbourne Water lodged our 2021 Price Submission with the Essential Services Commission on 9 November 2020. The Commission released their final determination on our Price Submission on 22 June 2021, which can be viewed on the Essential Services Commission’s website.

2021 Price Submission

Our 2021 Submission was centred on six key outcomes we proposed to deliver to customers in 2021-26, and the investments in our services to achieve them. It also included proposed measures for reporting our performance, so we remain accountable for fulfilling our commitments.

Download an overview of our Submission or the full document:


Full Submission

Response to draft decision

On 25 March 2021 the Commission released their draft decision on our Price Submission. Our response to the draft decision was submitted on 4 May 2021:


Last updated:
30 June 2021