Permit to Undertake Water Activities in Restricted Bodies of Water - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to undertake water activities in a body of water that is not a swimming pool.  For example, a cascade, fountain, pond, pool or watercourse.  A permit is required for events and activities that involve:

  • throwing, placing or depositing anything on or into a body of water
  • allowing people or animals to bathe, paddle, swim or wade in a body of water that is not intended for that use.

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 council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the permit.

Administering agency

Contact the Local Council