Please note: Melbourne Water is performing scheduled systems maintenance on Saturday 22 June 2019 from 6am until 9am.

During this time our application services including the ability to submit new applications or check an existing application status will not be available. 

If you need urgent assistance please contact us on 131 722.

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.


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:
2 November 2017