The township of Goornong is located approximately 25 kilometres north east of Bendigo.

Goornong was originally to be developed at the junction of the Gunyah, Five Mile and Crabhole Creeks. However, when the railway line was built in 1864 four km from this site, a township was developed at its new location where Goornong is today.


Water supply

Goornoong's water supply serves a population of around 330 people with almost 170 connections and is part of the Campaspe System.

Raw water for the township of Goornong is sourced from the Campaspe River, approximately 7 kilometres to the east. Water is pumped from the river to the Goornong service basin which can hold up to 6 megalitres.

For further water resource information on the Campaspe System see our monthly Water Summaries.


Water treatment

The Goornong Water Treatment Plant is located at the service basin.

Raw water is pumped from the basin and is treated by coagulation, flocculation, clarification, filtration and pH correction. The water is chlorinated before storage to clearwater storage tanks. The plant can treat up to 80
kilolitres a day.

The treated water is held in four clearwater storages with a total capacity of 220 kilolitres and pumped to the Goornong elevated tank and then into the reticulation system.

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


Projects, planned works and standpipes

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St George's Anglican Church



There is no sewerage system for the township of Goornong.

Townships without sewerage systems generally have septic tanks or other onsite wastewater systems to treat and dispose of, or recycle domestic wastewater at unsewered sites.

There is an Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria Code of Practice for Onsite Wastewater Management and the local councils are responsible for the developing and managing domestic wastewater programs and plans. Further information on onsite wastewater is available on the EPA website.


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.


Goornong 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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