As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Apply for funding

For over 25 years, Melbourne Water has supported our customers and the community to undertake a range of activities that have helped us improve the health of our waterways and deliver our vision to enhance life and liveability.

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Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways has a strong focus on innovation, liveability and collaboration across all areas of water management.

Our incentives program Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways, brings together several successful Melbourne Water grant programs into a streamlined and flexible application process that allows you to apply for an incentive at any time during the year. The application process makes it easier to partner with Melbourne Water on projects and initiatives that contribute to enhancing the life and liveability of Melbourne.

All activities that were eligible under previous grant programs are still eligible under Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways. There are no changes to the amount of funding available, and customers can still apply at any time of the year. Funding for our program is primarily sourced from your Waterways & Drainage Charge.

Current grants programs available

Councils, public land managers, school and community groups, universities and research institutions, multi-partner projects and collaborative groups can apply for funding through the Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways Program.


Find land for your project idea

Want to turn our land into active community spaces for everyone to enjoy? Our Space. Your Place lets you search Melbourne Water sites for an appropriate space for your community concept.

For more information, go to Use our land.

Last updated:
8 September 2022