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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.

Melbourne Water Work Permit 3.11

A Melbourne Water Work Permit is only required when a contractor needs to enter confined space on an existing Melbourne Water asset, such as a live pipeline or pit structure.

Although contractors must hold the Work Permit, we expect developers to be aware of this requirement and identify when a permit is required.

Applying for a permit

Work Permits will be issued at Pre-Construction site meetings to people who have successfully completed our Permit System course.

The course can be requested through our online portal.

Last updated:
17 September 2021