Access and usage charges (residential)
By resolution of the Board, Westernport Water has adopted the following access and usage charges for the period,
1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012. This is in accordance with section 260 of the Water Act 1989 and the pricing decision handed down by the Essential Services Commission.
Please contact our customer services team on 1300 720 711 for any enquiries regarding fees and charges for our services or download our Access and usage charges explained pdf brochure (117 KB).
You can download a copy of an application for water connection pdf form (112 KB) or contact Westernport Water on 1300 720 711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about water connections.
You can download a copy of an application for a sewer connection pdf form (106 KB) or contact Westernport Water on 1300 720 711 or email email@example.com for more information about sewer connections.
We also have fact sheets available for download:
- What am I paying for? (66 KB)
- What is an inclining block tariff? (68 KB)
- What are the proposed prices going to be? (66 KB).
|Water access charge||Australian dollars $ per annum|
|Vacant land - connected||365.60|
|Vacant land - unconnected||238.96|
|Residential water usage charge||Australian dollars $ per kilolitre|
|Block 1 Less than 33 kilolitres||1.4916|
|Block 2 33 to 108 kilolitres||1.7870|
|Block 3 Greater than 108 kilolitres||2.3015|
Please note that the ‘blocks’ are applied to water consumed during each four-month billing cycle.
|Wastewater access charge||Australian dollars $ per annum|
|Vacant land - not connected||245.60|
Melbourne Water waterways charge
Melbourne Water's area of responsibility for the management of waterways, drainage and floodplains has been extended to include part of Westernport Water's service area. The management of these waterways is funded through an annual property-based 'waterways charge'. This charge affects property owners only and will be billed each year in July by Westernport Water on behalf of Melbourne Water.
The annual waterways charge is used to manage and improve waterways, drainage and flood protection within the Port Phillip Bay and Westernport Bay catchment. Some of the works already undertaken by Melbourne Water include removal of non-indigenous trees along riverbanks, revegetating part of the Bass River and the building of seven street gardens in Church Street, Cowes.
The waterways charge will appear each year in the July account.
For more information about the charge, where it applies and the services and projects in your area, call Westernport Water on 1300 720 711 or visit the Melbourne Water website.
Click here to view the Bass Coast Shire Waterways local update 2009/2010
|Water connection fee (per tapping)||Australian dollars $|
|Standard 20mm (wet)||303.80|
|Standard 20mm (dry)||240.95|
|All other tapping sizes||Price on application|
|Wastewater connection fees (per connection)||Australian dollars $|
|Standard residential connection||167.60|
|All other connections||Price on application|
|Special meter readings (per reading)||Australian dollars $|
|For property sales||52.85|
|Restrictor removal fee (per restrictor||Australian dollars $|
|Residential 20mm meter||57.70|
|Account history in excess of three years||Australian dollars $|
|Account and usage history||69.80|
|Information statement (per statement)||Australian dollars $|
|Standard (within five business days)||46.30|
|Priority (within 24 business hours)||92.60|
|Plan copies (per A4 page)||Australian dollars $|