Victoria's water sector is made up of nineteen water corporations constituted under the Water Act 1989.
The water corporations provide a range of water services to customers within their service areas comprising water supply, sewage and trade waste disposal and treatment, water delivery for irrigation and domestic and stock purposes, drainage and salinity mitigation services.
A number of them also manage bulk water storages and designated recreational areas throughout Victoria and assist the Minister in operating the Victorian Water Register.
Sixteen water corporations provide water supply and sewerage services to urban customers throughout Victoria.
In regional Victoria these are:
- Barwon Water
- Gippsland Water
- Central Highlands Water
- Coliban Water
- East Gippsland Water
- Goulburn Valley Water
- Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water
- Lower Murray Water
- North East Water
- South Gippsland Water
- Wannon Water
- Western Water
- Westernport Water
Four of the water corporations provide rural water services which comprise water supply, drainage and salinity mitigation services for irrigation and domestic and stock purposes.
Southern Rural Water and Goulburn-Murray Water and Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water also provide bulk water supply services to other water corporations in regional Victoria.Melbourne Water Corporation provides bulk water and bulk sewerage services to water corporations in the Melbourne metropolitan area and manages rivers and creeks and major drainage systems in the Melbourne, Port Phillip and Westernport regions. It also supplies recycled water, through a number of retail water corporations, for irrigation and other purposes.