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.

Hydrologic data

We collect and analyse an extensive amount of hydrological data in the Melbourne area. You can request this information – certain fees apply.

Prices from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

Service​ ​Charge ($)
Storm frequency analysis for selected storm events​ 160.37
Daily data - single type (e.g. rainfall volume) from maximum of two stations (standard fee)​ 99.72
Hourly data – single station​ 99.72
6 minute data – single type (e.g. rainfall volume) for a period of up to 5 years​ 99.72
Other requests – we charge an hourly rate 160.37

These fees were reviewed through a public process by the Essential Services Commission.

The 2021 Water Price review covers a five-year regulatory period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026. Prices will increase annually during this period by CPI only.

Last updated:
23 June 2022