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.

Get involved

Discover the many ways you can immerse yourself in water. Get involved by attending a webinar, apply for funding (or land) to enhance your local area... or simply get to know more of the great outdoors. 


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Attend an event

Don't miss our upcoming webinars and online events on citizen science, designed to inspire and inform you.


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Get active by the water

Looking for a fishing spot, walking track, bike path, barbecue location or the best place for birdwatching?

Browse through these recreational activities to make the most of where you live.


Find ways to get active





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Be a citizen scientist

Be a citizen scientist with the Waterwatch program! Attend events, and receive training and tools to monitor the health of your local waterway, like Frog Census.


Be a citizen scientist






Apply for funding

Partner with us under our new Liveable Communities, Liveable Waterways (LCLW) Program to help shape Melbourne’s vibrant, liveable and sustainable future. Our Living Rivers, Corridors of Green, Community Grants, Stream Frontage Management and Rural Lands Programs have transitioned to LCLW. The program is open to all our customers year-round and has an increased focus on innovation, liveability and collaboration. 

Apply for funding




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Use our land for your next event

Need a space for a festival, vegetable garden, native vegetation planting or artwork? We're the custodian of 33,000 hectares of land across Melbourne, much of which is available on request to benefit the community.


Use our land





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Engage with us on community projects

Let's work together to make Melbourne a great place to live. Influence our projects and plans using the tools on our YourSay engagement platform.


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Last updated:
21 October 2021