​If your land adjoins Melbourne Water land and we have approved your half-share fencing application, you'll need to apply to be reimbursed for the construction cost agreed upon. If you we haven't approved your quotes, you need to apply for half-share fencing before you can apply for the reimbursement.

Apply for half-share (shared cost) boundary fencing

To arrange reimbursement either:

  • you pay for all the approved works and we will reimburse you the agreed amount
  • the contractor invoices for the approved amount

Application process

In your approval letter it will state the amount that Melbourne Water has agreed to reimburse and it will also stipulate all the documents required to be submitted in order to obtain a reimbursement within 14 days.


We are currently receiving a high volume of applications due to growth in demand for our services, which has unfortunately created significant delays. We acknowledge your patience and will make every effort to process your applications as soon as we can. View our current processing times.

Contact us

If you need any help completing this application, contact us on 131 722.

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