Drainage connection permits
When you need a Drainage Connection permit
A Drainage Connection permit is required before connecting to, or interfering with, Council’s drainage system. Council’s drainage system includes underground drains and the kerb and channel.
This permit allows Council officers to check the connection to ensure Council’s drainage asset is not damaged.
The permit is required by Section 10.11 of the Moreland City Council General Local Law 2018 (DOC 622Kb).
The Drainage Connection Permit is not the Legal Point of Discharge.
A Drainage Connection permit application incurs a fee. This fee is reviewed yearly.
The 2020-21 fee for the Drainage Connection permit is $338
How to apply for a Drainage Connection permit
You will need to register as a user to Council Online Services. Once you are a registered user, you will not need to re-enter your personal information in future applications. Registered users can keep track of applications and requests on any device.
Once you are a registered user, you can sign in to Council Online Services and apply for a Drainage Connection permit. The online application process requires entering details of the property and then paying the fee by Visa or MasterCard.
Once your application has been received, Council will inspect the site. Council will issue the permit within three working days.
If your application is not successful, you will be advised in writing by Council.
Apply by post or in person
Complete the Drainage Connection Request form (DOC 150Kb) and:
- Submit the application using the online form (email to firstname.lastname@example.org ) or
- Post your application to Merri-bek City Council, Locked Bag 10, Merri-bek 3058, or
- Bring your application in person to a Council Customer Service Centre.
Council will process the application within five working days of receiving it, and send you an invoice. The invoice will have a reference number to pay the permit fee. You can:
- Pay the invoice online by Visa or MasterCard, or
- Pay the fee in person at a Council Customer Service Centre.
Once your application has been received, Council will inspect the site. Council will issue the permit within three working days of the invoice being paid. If your application is not successful, you will be advised in writing by Council.