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.

​If your land adjoins Melbourne Water land and we have approved your half-share fencing application, you'll need to apply to be reimbursed for the construction cost agreed upon. If you we haven't approved your quotes, you need to apply for half-share fencing before you can apply for the reimbursement.

Apply for half-share (shared cost) boundary fencing

To arrange reimbursement either:

  • you pay for all the approved works and we will reimburse you the agreed amount
  • the contractor invoices for the approved amount

Application process

In your approval letter it will state the amount that Melbourne Water has agreed to reimburse and it will also stipulate all the documents required to be submitted in order to obtain a reimbursement within 14 days.


We are currently receiving a high volume of applications due to growth in demand for our services, which has unfortunately created significant delays. We acknowledge your patience and will make every effort to process your applications as soon as we can. View our current processing times.

Contact us

If you need any help completing this application, contact us on 131 722.

Last updated:
21 September 2021