We charge Melbourne’s three metropolitan retail water businesses to remove, treat and dispose of the sewage and trade waste we collect from them.
Our bulk sewerage customers are:
- Greater Western Water (formerly City West Water)
- South East Water
- Yarra Valley Water
Bulk sewerage charges comprise three components:
- fixed monthly availability price
- variable price relating to treatment and transfer
- variable load price relating to the cost of treatment of each contaminant for safe disposal
Prices from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024
|Western system||Eastern system|
|Volume treatment ($/million litres)||68.11||44.69|
|Volume transfer($/million litres)||45.54||6.50|
|Bulk sewerage load charges|
|||City West Water||South East Water||Yarra Valley Water|
|Availability price ($/month)||
These prices were reviewed through a public process, where the Essential Services Commission:
completed extensive analysis of Melbourne Water’s 2021 Price Submission, which sets out the expected costs to deliver planned capital works programs, service standards and forecast volumes for each prescribed service
reviewed capital expenditure, operating expenditure and forecast demand
consulted with stakeholders, including a review of submissions made by interested parties.
The 2021 Water Price Review covers a five-year regulatory period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026. The prices set through the review reflect the efficient cost of providing waste water services.