In line with increases in the cost of water since 2001, Homes Victoria is implementing changes to water service charges on bulk metered public housing properties.
New water service charges for bulk metered public housing households will commence from 21 November 2021.
The changes will ensure public housing renters pay a fair and proportionate amount for the water their households use.
Public housing renters with individual meters are not affected by the changes.
The new charges have been capped so that there is no increase in service charges of more than $3.70 per week from the current water charges.
Homes Victoria will continue to subsidise some of the water service charges for bulk metered households with revenue from the new service charges reinvested into public housing maintenance and upgrades programs to improve public housing for current and future residents
Weekly service charges
Changes to current weekly service charges will change from 21 November 2021 as outlined below:
|Property type||Current changes||New service charges|
|Bedsit||$0.60 pw||$3.20 pw|
|1 bedroom||$1.05 pw||$3.20 pw|
|2 bedroom||$1.50 pw||$4.70 pw|
|3+ bedroom||$1.70 pw||$5.40 pw|
For more information, visit the Utilities webpage on the HousingVic website.