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Kyneton is a town in the Macedon Ranges Shire around 65 kilometres south of Bendigo. The town was named after the English village of Kyneton, Warwickshire and has a population of around 9,000 people.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Kyneton here.

Water restrictions

Water Supply

Coliban System (Southern) - supplies Castlemaine, Kyneton, Maldon, Newstead, Malmsbury, Harcourt, Elphinstone, Tylden and Taradale. Raw water is supplied by our Coliban River catchment storages: Upper Coliban, Lauriston and Malmsbury Reservoirs, located near Kyneton and the Coliban River.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Kyneton Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes micro filtration, flocculation, ozonation, BAC filtration, pH correction, fluoridation and disinfection.



Sewage is treated at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant (WRP).

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The WRP produces treated Class B recycled water that's used to irrigate local farmland, the Kyneton racecourse, sports grounds and botanic gardens as well as the extensive irrigation system onsite at the WRP.


There's 1 standpipe in Kyneton:

  • Kyneton-Redesdale Road (saleyards), Kyneton

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 22 Apr 2021
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