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Dunolly is in the Central Goldfields Shire. The town has produced more gold nuggets than any other goldfield in Australia. It has a population of around 1000 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Dunolly here.

Water Supply

Loddon - supplies Bealiba, Bridgewater, Dunolly, Inglewood, Laanecoorie and Tarnagulla. Raw water is supplied from the Loddon River. Goulburn-Murray Water manages the raw water supply.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Laanecoorie Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation/flocculation, Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) clarification, pre filter chlorination to remove iron and manganese, dual media filtration, UV, disinfection by chlorination followed by chloramination and pH correction. 

Water is chloraminated before being supplied to Dunolly. 



Sewage is treated at the Dunolly Wastewater Reclamation Plant (WRP).

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The WRP can treat up to 50 megalitres each year. It uses a lagoon system to produce treated Class C recycled water. The treated water is used for onsite irrigation.


There's 1 standpipe in Dunolly:

  • Thompson Street, Dunolly

For more information on standpipes and how to use them, see water carting.

Projects and planned works

We plan projects and works to maintain and improve our services. Find out more about our current projects or planned works in our region.

Last updated on 28 Jul 2023
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