What are drainage access points?
As a property owner, you're responsible for drains on your property, up to the point where they connect to Council’s system.
Your property might connect to a Council:
This connection point is a drainage access point. Or a Legal Point of Discharge.
When you apply for a Building Permit, you need to include drainage access points for your property.
How do I find out where my drainage access point is?
You can ask Council for a Legal Point of Discharge Certificate. This will show you where the drainage access point for your property is.
Apply for a Legal Point of Discharge Certificate
You can apply online via My Port Phillip. Make sure you include:
- a copy of a site plan layout showing both the location of the existing buildings and proposals, such as new buildings and additions
- payment of the application fee.
To submit your application online:
Report a problem
If you notice a problem with a stormwater drain or pit, you should contact us. Our Infrastructure and Maintenance team can investigate.
You can do this via My Port Phillip.
Support for business
If you’re a business, you can get tailored advice and support from our Business Concierge team.
Our Business Concierge can help you:
- navigate the permit process if you are opening, growing, or buying a business
- find the right permits and approvals for your business
- get information and advice across Council
- improve the quality of information you provide with your application.