Axedale is a small town in Victoria. It is located on the McIvor Highway, in the City of Greater Bendigo, east of Bendigo. It was surveyed and proclaimed in 1861.

Axedale has a population of around 220.


Water supply

Axedale is part of the Coliban System (Northern) and serves the local population as well as commercial and industrial customers with around 115 connections.

Raw water is sourced from the Sandhurst Reservoir located at Big Hill and holds up to 2,600 megalitres. This reservoir is filled from the Coliban Main Channel and the Eppalock-Bendigo Pipeline.

For further water resource information on the Coliban System (Northern) see our monthly Water Summaries.


Water treatment

Water for Axedale is treated at the Bendigo Water Treatment Plant located at Sandhurst Reservoir.

The treatment process includes microfiltration, ozonation, BAC filtration, pH correction, fluoridation and chloramination.

Treated water is stored in the Sandhurst clearwater storage which has a capacity of 40 megalitres.

Water to Axedale is treated with a booster chlorinator prior to distribution.

Full list of water treatment processes and added substances at out plants.


Projects, planned works and standpipes

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Where does my sewage go?

Wastewater from around 105 customers is treated at the Axedale Water Reclamation Plant, located adjacent to the Axedale Golf Course.

The sewer system in Axedale was constructed in 2005. It comprises eight kilometres of sewer mains and three pump stations.

What happens at the water reclamation plant?

The plant treats the sewage to Class B standard using a combination of aeration, clarification and disinfection. Reclaimed water is stored in a plastic-lined lagoon and used to irrigate the golf course.

The facility currently treats around 40 kilolitres per day or around 22 megalitres annually.

The site operates in accordance with a management plan approved by Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria.


Water restrictions

Permanent Water Saving Rules (PWSR) apply.

PWSR are a set of five common sense water rules that are in place at all times when water restrictions are not in force.



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Pricing information


Currently our region is divided into two separate pricing districts: Central and Northern. Fixed charges remain the same across both pricing districts but customers in each district pay a different rate per kilolitre of water used.


Axedale is in our Central District which covers our Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton areas, Pyramid Hill, Lockington and towns near the Loddon River.


For full details see our Pricing information page.                                                                                     








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