Fees for applications to Water Corporations

Application Fees

Application Current Fee ($) tip
Form 1 Application to Transfer a Water Share189.20
Form 5 Application to Divide a Water Share159.30
Form 6 Application to Consolidate Water Shares159.30
Form 7 Application for the Issue of a Water Share189.20
Form 8 Application to Cancel a Water Share189.20
Form 9 Application to Vary and/or Associate, or Revoke the Association of a Water Share84.20
Form 10 Application for a Limited Term transfer189.20
Form 39 Application to Trade Water Allocation84.20
Form 39 Application to Trade Water Allocation (submitted online)44.70

The fee for Form 9 has been reduced to reflect additional efficiency that has been built into the Water Register for this application.

Form 40 Application to Link Multiple Water Shares and/or Multiple Water-Use Licences to a Single Allocation Account: The application fee is $84.20 for each water share and each water-use licence added to the allocation account. Plus, any allocation trades requested under 3B of Form 40 will incur a fee of $84.20 per trade. If unsure, please contact your water corporation for assistance.

Application for the Issue of a Works Licence: Registered users of MyWater can now make applications for bore construction licences online at a reduced fee of $235. Please refer to the MyWater information page for more details.  For all other types of works licence applications using a paper Form 29 can still be made directly with the relevant water corporation. Fees will vary between water corporations.

Fees for applications to the Water Registrar

To record the transfer of a water share, to discharge a mortgage on a water share, or record a legal personal representative (as well as other similar business) you need to apply to the Water Registrar. More information about applications to the Registrar is available here.

The table below shows the fees for applications lodged with the Water Registrar.

Lodgement Fees

Action legend:
* you must start by applying to your water authority for approval
# you must lodge directly with the Water Registrar

Transaction Action Current Fee ($) tip
Transfer of Water Share*121.40
Limited Term Transfer*121.40
Surrender of Limited Term Transfer#60.80
Mortgage of Water Share#60.80
Discharge of Mortgage of Water Share#60.80
Transfer of Water Share by Mortgagee#121.40
Variation of Recorded Mortgage of Water Share#60.80
Transfer of Recorded Mortgage of Water Share#60.80
Variation in Priority of Recorded Mortgages of Water Share#60.80
Application by Surviving Owner of a Water Share#121.40
Application by Legal Personal Representative in Respect of Water Share (LPR)#121.40
Transmission Application by Trustee in Bankruptcy of Water Share#121.40
Application to correct or amend name in Register#121.40
Memorandum of Common Provisions for Water Share Mortgage#121.40
Search type Current Fee ($) tip
Search by applicant accessing an online facility established by the Registrar13.90
Water share record search by Registrar on behalf of applicant (a hard copy of the results provided to the applicant)26.60
Instrument search by Registrar on behalf of applicant (a hard copy of the results provided to the applicant13.90

Fees for the purchase of a copy of record on Water Register website

See below 

Water Register Copy of Record Fee

Transaction Current Fee ($) tip
Purchase of a Copy of Record from Victorian Water Register website13.90

 

Fees for applications to the Water Registrar are set under the Water (Resource Management) Regulations 2007, and fees for applications to Water Corporations are set under the Water (Resource Management) Amendment Regulations 2009. On 1 July each year, all fees are indexed in accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004.