East Gippsland Water logoEast Gippsland Water is a regional urban water corporation serving customers and communities in Victoria’s south-eastern corner. It provides drinking water, sewerage, recycled water and trade waste services to a population of 35,000 residents and over 3,000 businesses.

East Gippsland Water’s service area extends over 21,000 square kilometres from Lindenow and Bairnsdale in the west, to the Wilderness Coast and Mallacoota near the New South Wales border. It also serves customers as far north as Dinner Plain in the High Country of the Victorian Alps.

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21,000 km2

Service Area

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Population Served

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88% residential
Urban Customers

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5b litres

66% residential
Drinking Water Supplied

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Annual Revenue

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Service area

Local government areas served by East Gippsland Water include:

  • Alpine (part)
  • East Gippsland
  • Wellington (part)

Stylised map of service area - for more information call East Gippsland Water 1800 671 841

Note: This map is indicative only. Please contact East Gippsland 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 East Gippsland Water.

Water sources

East Gippsland Water manages nine water supply systems across its service area. Most of the water delivered to customers is sourced from local river systems, including the Mitchell, Brodribb, Betka, Tambo, Buchan, Cann and Bemm Rivers. Water is also sourced from underground aquifers in the Mallacoota and Mitchell systems. Dinner Plain is the only locality where all drinking water is sourced from local aquifers.

More detailed information about water sources can be found in East Gippsland Water’s latest Annual Water Quality Report.

Assets at a glance

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

water treatment plants
water disinfection plants
km of sewer mains
wastewater treatment plants
water storage facilities
km of water mains
water pump stations
sewage pump stations

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for East Gippsland 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 East Gippsland Water’s Board of Directors and how they are appointed.

More information

Website: www.egwater.vic.gov.au

Address: 133 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875

Postal: PO Box 52, Bairnsdale VIC  3875

Phone: 1800 671 841

Email: egw@egwater.vic.gov.au

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

Page last updated: 19/10/22