Lake Eildon

Storage Manager

We recommend you contact your local Storage Manager to discuss any proposed works prior to completing any application: Lake Eildon Storage Manager (03) 5774 3900

Allowed Structures

The following privately owned structures will require an Occupation Licence, which are issued pursuant to the Water Act 1989, section 132. There may be other works not included in this list that will be considered for licensing.

  • Boat Ramp/Slipway
  • Jetty – Standard (6m x 2m, fixed or floating to a max
  • Landscaping Elements
  • Power (not related to Water Use Licence (WUL) pump)
  • Vehicle Access (formed access track)
  • Other (subject to approval and valuation)

Infrastructure Zones Maps

Infrastructure Zone Maps provide an indication of where it may be possible to construct structures where you have a registered interest in an adjoining property.

Proposals for private jetties will only be accepted on foreshore that is in the private infrastructure zone, indicated on the maps by a red line.

Please be sure to check the relevant map prior to submitting your proposal.

View the Lake Eildon Infrastructure Zones Map

GMW Design Standards

To ensure that all infrastructure built on and around our lakes, dams and reservoirs meet our minimum requirements and engineering standards, GMW has developed the below Design Standards for the various structure types:

Standard Moving Floating Type - Private jetty

Floating Type - Private jetties on waterway banks

Transportable Type - Private jetties on waterway banks

Fixed Type - Private jetties on waterway bank

Technical Standard - Electrical services crossing

Application Fees & Payment

Application Fees

To have your application processed, fees will be payable at the time of application.

Non-refundable application fees:

  • PS001 - Application fee for a new licence
  • PS002 - Application fee to renew, transfer or vary an occupation licence - there is no application fee for a cancellation

Other fees that may also be applicable at the time of application:

  • AC005 – Certificate of Title search fee (or attach a Certificate of Title search not older than 3 months)
  • AC006 – Company Extract search fee (or attach a Company Extract not older than 3 months)

The current Recreation and Land Management Miscellaneous Fees can be found on our Price List

Additional Fees

If you are applying to undertake works or place new structures on the Licence Area, a Foreshore Works Approval must be issued prior to any works commencing. A site assessment and supervision fee and a works refundable security deposit will apply. These fees are reviewed by GMW prior to approval of the works, based on risk of the works impacting GMW assets and services, and you will be advised of the final amount payable:

  • AC003 – Site assessment and supervision fee for construction of approved works
  • AC004 – Works refundable security deposit

For a full list of fees, please go to the Property Services section of our Forms page

Annual Fee Estimator

If you have established that you are looking to build an allowed structure in an allowed infrastructure zone that meets the GMW design standards, then you may wish to estimate the annual fees that you will be required to pay should your application be successful.

Go to the Annual Fee Estimator


You are able to pay by credit card using the application form but if you would prefer to pay your application fees by cheque or other means, please contact Property Services on 1800 013 357 or

Supporting Documentation

When applying for an Occupation license, you must be ready to supply the required supporting documentation as incomplete applications will not be processed:

Company Extract

If the application is for a company, a current company extract (less than 3 months old) must be provided, or GMW can obtain one on your behalf for $30 per search.

Certificate of Title

A current certificate of title (less than 3 months old) must be provided, or GMW can obtain one on your behalf for $30 per search.

Design Plans

A copy of the full colour design plans, A3 size, including a locality/site plan of the area which you propose to construct the works. The plans must also indicate your property boundary, GMW’s foreshore land and where the water line begins. Please refer to the GMW Design Standards above.

Management of Works

Evidence of appropriate project management measures to be implemented, including Safe Work Method Statements, Job Safety Analysis, environmental controls and evidence of appropriate training and certification of mobile plant operators etc.

Public Liability Insurance

Licensees are required to hold Public Liability Insurance of at least $20 million. Once the Occupation Licence is issued, the licensee’s Public Liability Insurance MUST note Goulburn-Murray Water as an Interested Party and be extended to cover the licensed area.

Statuory Approvals

Your proposed works may require approvals from, but not limited to, the following authorities. You will need to attach any required statutory approvals from the authorities. Alternatively, you may provide written confirmation that you will obtain and provide these approvals prior to work commencing:

  • Building works – Local council planning permit and/or building permit

  • Remove or disturb timber from a waterway – Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Recourse (Fisheries), and your local council

  • Remove or disturb aquatic or terrestrial native vegetation – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP)

  • Earthworks – Registered Aboriginal Party

  • Works within a waterway – your regional Catchment Management Authority

Existing Licences

If you already have a licence for a boat ramp, slipway or mooring etc, it will be incorporated into the new Occupation Licence so that you will have one occupation licence for the area and all approved structures.


Apply for an Occupation Licence

Apply to Renew, Transfer, Vary or Cancel an Occupation Licence