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Access and usage charges – Commercial customers

By resolution of the Board, Westernport Water will adopt the following Access and Usage Charges for the period, 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.  This is in accordance with the Water Act 1989 and the pricing decision handed down by the Essential Services Commission.

Download a copy of the ESC 2021-22 Regulated Tariffs – Westernport Water.

Please contact our Customer Relations Team on 1300 720 711 for any enquiries.

Access and Usage Charges 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

Water access charge (fixed)AUD $ per annum
20mm commercial$391.60
25mm commercial $704.91
32mm commercial $1,331.84
40mm commercial $2,428.53
50mm commercial $4,347.94
65mm commercial $9,026.23
80mm commercial $15,002.61
100mm commercial $26,989.13
150mm commercial $62,204.78
Unconnected Vacant Land Water Access Charge$195.78
Commercial water usage chargeAUD $ (per kL)
Flat rate per kilolitre$2.0262
Wastewater access charge (fixed)AUD $ (per annum)
Non-residential cistern charge (for each cistern in excess of two)$224.52

Miscellaneous charges

Water connection fee (per tapping)AUD $
Standard 20mm (wet)$358.50
Standard 20mm (dry) $284.30
Recycled tapping (all inclusive)$632.65
All other tapping sizes Price on application
Wastewater connection fees (per connection)AUD $
Standard commercial connection$259.50
All other connections Price on application
Special meter readings (per reading)AUD $
For property sales $62.34
Restrictor removal fee (per restrictor)AUD $
Residential 20mm meter $68.05
Account history in excess of three yearsAUD $
Account and usage history $65.80
Information statement (per statement)AUD $
Standard (within five business days) $54.59
Priority (within 24 business hours) $109.23
Plan copies (per A4 page)AUD $
Block plan $37.00

The Waterways and Drainage Charge is collected on behalf of Melbourne Water. It’s used to protect and improve the health of rivers and creeks in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. It also assists with drainage, flood protection and flood warning systems in rural and urban areas as well as urban development planning. Customers in rural areas are charged at a lower rate to reflect the reduced services provided compared to urban customers.

In 2021-22, the annual charge is $57.97. For more information about where it applies and what it contributes to, visit or call our Customer Service Team on 1300 720 711.

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.