Coliban Water logoColiban Water delivers drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services to over 160,00 residents and close to 7,000 businesses in north-central Victoria. Coliban Water also supplies rural water to some 1,300 farming and agricultural customers across its service region.

Coliban Water’s service area covers 16,500 square kilometres, including the City of Greater Bendigo, and stretches from Cohuna and Echuca in the north to Kyneton and Trentham in the south.

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16,500 km2

Service Area

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162,000

Population Served

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186

Employees

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75,240

91% residential
Urban Customers

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20.4b litres

67% residential
Drinking Water Supplied

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$147m

Annual Revenue

Aboriginal acknowledgement

Coliban Water proudly acknowledges its region’s Aboriginal community and their rich culture and pays respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Coliban Water acknowledges Aboriginal people as Australia’s first peoples and as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and water on which we rely. It recognises and values the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal people and communities to Victorian life and how this enriches us.

Coliban Water embraces the spirit of reconciliation, working towards the equality of outcomes and ensuring an equal voice.

Service area

Local government areas served by Coliban Water include:

  • Greater Bendigo
  • Campaspe
  • Central Goldfields
  • Gannawarra
  • Hepburn
  • Loddon
  • Macedon Ranges
  • Mitchell
  • Mount Alexander

Stylised map of Coliban Water's service area. For more information call Coliban Water on 1300 363 200

Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact Coliban Water for more accurate and up-to-date service area information. You can also use our interactive map to check whether your location is serviced by Coliban Water.

Water sources

Coliban Water sources water from nine individual systems: Coliban Northern, Coliban Southern, Campaspe, Wimmera, Loddon, Goulburn, Murray, Elmore (Groundwater) and Trentham (Groundwater). These systems distribute water to customers from various reservoirs, lakes, creeks, channels, rivers and groundwater bores.

More detailed information about water sources can be found in Coliban Water’s latest Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 Annual Report (Annual Water Quality Report).

Assets at a glance

Coliban Water operates and maintains a range of assets, including the following water and sewerage infrastructure.

177
wastewater pumping stations
70
water pumping stations
52
km of recycled water infrastructure
34
reservoirs and service basins
147
km of water distribution pipelines and channels
14
water reclamation plants
1
recycled water factory
16
water treatment plants
2,333
km of water mains
504
km of rural channels and pipelines
1,957
km of sewer mains

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for Coliban Water’s strategic planning and is accountable to the Minister for Water for the corporation’s performance. The Board is supported and advised by the Executive, who oversee the corporation’s day-to-day management under the leadership of the Managing Director.

Find out more about Coliban Water’s Board of Directors and how they are appointed.

More information

Website: www.coliban.com.au

Address: 37 – 45 Bridge Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

Postal: PO Box 2770, Bendigo DC VIC 3554

Phone: 1300 363 200

Email: coliban@coliban.com.au

Connect: @colibanwater

The information on this page was sourced from Coliban Water’s 2017-18 Annual Report and 2016-17 Annual Water Quality Report.

Page last updated: 08/02/19