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.

Developer guides and resources

Learn how to make sure your development is safe from flooding and doesn’t impact other properties or waterways.

We often set conditions on developments so that they’re safe from flooding and don’t impact other properties or waterways. Follow our step-by-step guides and resources to make sure you meet our standards.

Get free development advice
Avoid extra costs and delays with your council permit – get our free pre-development advice before you apply.

Planning permit conditions

Your council planning permit may include conditions you’ll need to agree to, such as:

  • building drainage or water quality works on our behalf
  • paying a contribution towards works that we build
  • other special conditions or financial arrangements

Any works that you build must meet our design and construction standards, which you’ll find within this section.