Victorians in eligible drought and bushfire impacted parts of the State can have the application fee to construct a domestic and stock bore waived up until Friday, 31 July 2020. 

In line with the planned duration of this assistance and after consideration of current factors, from 1 August 2020, the $235 fee for applications to construct a domestic and stock bore will apply.

Last October, the Victorian Government announced that fees for application to construct a domestic and stock bore would be covered by the Government in nominated drought affected communities.  This was later extended to include some parts of the State that were affected by bushfires.  

Since the programme began, about 400 applicants have had their application fees waived.

Applications for domestic and stock bores can still be made online at  and, if eligible, the application fee will automatically be waived until 31 July, 2020.

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