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We recognise that the region we service across Central and Northern Victoria has a human history that began with Traditional Owner custodians. We acknowledge and respect the unique connection and history that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have to the land, water and country we service.

In July 1992, we were established as a Regional Urban Water Authority under the Water Act 1989. In July 2007, we became the Coliban Region Water Corporation.

As a corporation, the Victorian Government is our shareholder and we report to the Minister for Water.


Where we operate

We provide water and wastewater services to 49 towns across 16,500sqkm in North-Central Victoria. We service rural and urban areas from Cohuna and Echuca in the north to Kyneton and Trentham in the south. We also manage, maintain and operate 35 reservoirs and water storage basins.

Our service region map (PDF 2MB) shows which towns we service and water supply systems we use.

See your town for more information on water supply systems and treatment plants.


Our history

At Coliban Water, we are proud of our history and region.

Discover Joseph Brady's Coliban System of Water Works (PDF 2.7MB), which has supplied most of Bendigo, Castlemaine and the surrounding areas with water since 1877. Although the gold rush years are over, many industries such as farms, orchards and food processors still rely on water from the Coliban System.

Learn about Central Victoria and the Coliban System from a local historian. See Dr Geoffrey Russel's slideshow A History of Coliban Water.

 

Last updated on 11 Feb 2020
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