Authorisation for Residential Tenant / Occupier to Pay all Charges - Victoria

Service summary

You will need this application if you are a property owner and want your residential tenant to pay all water charges, where the tenant has rented the property for at least 5 years. Residential tenants can only agree to pay water charges if they rent the property for more than 5 years. The owner is liable to pay any accounts the tenant fails to pay, along with any collection agent or legal fees.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Administering agency

Barwon Water

Act(s) name

Water Act 1989 (Victoria)

Contact details

Barwon Water

Operating address:
40 - 44 Lonsdale Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address:
PO BOX 659
Geelong, Victoria 3220


03 5226 2500


1300 656 007


03 5221 8236


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