Living Rivers funding is now open for applications from local government

The Melbourne Water Living Rivers program has undergone a review recently, resulting in a different approach to its funding governance and a refocus of program objectives from primarily capacity building to an outcome focus for waterway/bay health and multiple community benefits.

The Living Rivers fund is now a competitive bid process, whereby applications will be accepted between Monday 21 October to Friday 22 November.

The fund has $3 million dollars per year over the next 3 years, and we are accepting submissions for consecutive years. We will endeavour to provide commitment to successful projects by the end of November.

This is a fantastic opportunity for local government within Melbourne Water's boundaries to apply for the funding. For more information visit

Alternatively enquiries can be made by contacting