About the grants

Grants are being provided to address gaps in knowledge that have limited the ability of some councils to develop and implement effective ODWM plans and to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Improved management of onsite wastewater systems across Victoria and
  • Improvements to risk assessment approaches in ODWM plans.


The following organisations can apply for funding:

  • Victorian councils that are responsible for managing onsite wastewater systems in their municipality
  • Victorian water corporations, where the funds are for a council-supported project which informs a council ODWM plan (evidence of Council support is to be provided).

What might be funded?

Grants will be provided for activities that can demonstrate a benefit to the onsite wastewater planning and management processes of councils, such as:

  • Improving data to better understand risks
  • Improving ODWM plans by review / revising an existing ODWM plan
  • Developing a new ODWM plan
  • Improving /implementing risk reduction activities which are prioritised actions in a council’s ODWM plan


Funding is available over two financial years, being the period 2022-23 and 2023-24. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to successful applicants.

Application process

To apply, complete the application form by the closing date and attach any relevant documentation

To return to a previously started application

Refer to the ODWM grant program application guidelines, below

More information


For queries about grants, email helen.oates@delwp.vic.gov.au

For technical queries email grantsinfo@delwp.vic.gov.au