COVID-19 update: As a valued customer you may experience some delays to planning, building and development enquiries and applications; however, we are working to minimise any changes to you where possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. If you have any building or development queries please contact us: [email protected] or our Customer Service Centre, 131 722. 

Application lodgement will be down for maintenance on Tuesday 7th July from 5:30 PM to 09:00 PM.

Where Melbourne Water is the relevant Referral Authority, as part of an application to amend planning scheme information, overlays or a change the zoning of a parcel of land, you will require our consent.

​Application process

Applications must include:

  • council cover letter including scheme amendment changes with maps

  • applicant cover letter (if submitted)

  • detailed development plans, including site plan and elevation plans

Approval process

We review applications received from councils and respond to the proposed changes.

We will respond with our:

  • consent

  • consent with conditions

  • objection


The process takes 28 calendar days to assess your application and respond.

Incomplete applications may be delayed or returned requesting additional information.


There are no fees for this service.

Contact us

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

Last updated:
14 November 2019