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Goornong is a town in the City of Greater Bendigo. It has a population of around 650 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Goornong here.

Water restrictions

Water Supply

Campaspe - only supplies the town of Goornong (it used to supply Axedale and Rochester). Raw water is supplied from the Campaspe River. Goulburn-Murray Water manages the raw water supply.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Goornong Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation and flocculation, clarification, media filtration and pH correction. The water is then chlorinated and stored in clearwater tanks.

Treated water is pumped to the Goornong elevated tank and then into the reticulation system.


There is no sewerage system for Goornong.

Towns without sewerage systems generally have septic tanks to treat sewage. Find out more about onsite wastewater systems on the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website.


The nearest standpipes to Goornong are:

  • Midland Highway (next to old CFA station) Goornong
  • Raywood Road, Elmore

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 01 Apr 2020
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