Gippsland Water logoGippsland Water provides drinking water, sewage collection and treatment, recycled water, and trade waste services to customers in Central Gippsland. It serves a population of 147,000 people and more than 6,000 businesses.  

Its service area extends over a 5,000 square kilometre area from Drouin in the west to Loch Sport in the east, and from Briagolong in the north to Mirboo North in the south.

Gippsland Water also produces a combination of beef, crops and plantation timber at 12 sites across their region as part of an agribusiness arm.

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5,000 km2

Service Area

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147,000

Population Served

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259

Employees

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72,069

92% residential
Urban Customers

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15.7b litres

68% residential
Drinking Water Supplied

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$135.9m

Annual Revenue

Aboriginal acknowledgement

Gippsland Water acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. It pays respect to Elders past and present. It is committed to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. It recognises the role and value of culture in our work and community.

Gippsland Water cover areas of two traditional landowner groups: Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation; and Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

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Service area

Local government areas served by Gippsland Water include:

  • Baw Baw
  • Latrobe City
  • South Gippsland
  • Wellington

Stylised map of service area - contact Gippsland Water for more information 1800 050 500

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

Water sources

Gippsland Water supplies customers with water from 13 different aquifers, rivers, creeks, and reservoirs. Its largest storage is Moondarra Reservoir, south of Erica, with a capacity of 30.4 billion litres. Water is also supplied to customers from storages managed by Southern Rural Water (Blue Rock Dam and Lake Glenmaggie) and Melbourne Water (Tarago Reservoir).

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

Assets at a glance

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

15
water treatment plants
14
wastewater treatment plants
1,723
km of sewer mains
48
water pump stations
65
treated water storages
2,127
km of water mains
199
wastewater pump stations
2
ocean outfalls

Board of Directors

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

More information

Website: www.gippswater.com.au

Address: 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon VIC 3844

Postal: 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon VIC 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au

The information on this page was sourced from Gippsland Water’s 2017-18 Annual Report and 2016-17 Annual Safe Drinking Water Act (Water Quality) Report

Page last updated: 08/02/19