Victoria has a network of about 300 emergency water supply points which provide water for emergency stock
and domestic purposes during severe dry seasonal conditions, surface water scarcity, and bushfires. Some sites are also equipped to supply water to firefighting vehicles.
There are three main types of emergency water supply
points which are accessible to the public:
supply bores, which are managed by local councils.
connections to reticulated water systems, which are managed by urban water
corporations. Access is subject to water availability and must be arranged
by contacting the relevant urban water corporation e.g. Melbourne Water
manages metered filling stations in the metropolitan region.
extracted and carted from public access points of channels, streams
or reservoirs for domestic and stock purposes. This is managed by
rural water corporations. Water extracted by water cartage operators is considered
a commercial use, and requires licence approval.
For more information about water supply points in your
area, view our interactive
map where you can select your local government area to see
bore locations and contact details of the relevant authority.
Please contact your local council, rural or urban water
corporation for further information about Emergency Water Supply Points in your
area and to confirm the information on the Emergency Water Supply Points Map.