Licence to Operate a Houseboat on Lake Eildon - Victoria


You will need this licence to operate a houseboat or cruiser that provides sleeping accommodation and toilets for passengers in the recreational area of Lake Eildon. Lake Eildon is the only reservoir in Victoria where houseboats and cabin cruisers with sleeping accommodation are permitted.

To prevent the risk of water pollution, strict rules regarding sanitation must be observed. It is recommended that you consult the Agency prior to constructing, purchasing or transferring a houseboat or cruiser for use in this area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Twelve months


The licence expires on 30 June each year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees range between $480 and $3540, please consult the responsible agency for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Water Act 1989 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Water (Lake Eildon Recreational Area) (Houseboats) Regulations 2013 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Goulburn-Murray Water

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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