Bealiba is located in the Central Goldfields Shire local government area around 74 kilometres from Bendigo. Bealiba has a population of about 115 people.

The first Europeans in the Bealiba area were drovers in the 1840s and in 1845 George Coutts was the first European permanent settler. In the midst of the Victorian gold rush, gold was discovered in Bealiba in 1856 and for 18 months the town grew to a population of 18,000. After the rush subsided, the area was opened up for selection by farmers.


Water supply

The Laanecoorie system, which is part of the Loddon System serves the township of Bealiba.

The water supply system serves both residential, commercial and industrial customers with around 90 connections.

Raw water comes from the Loddon River at Laanecoorie.

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

Water treatment

The raw water is pumped to the Laanecoorie Water Treatment plant which is located about 3 kilometres west of the town itself.

Water is treated by flocculation, clarification, filtration and pH correction. If necessary blue-green algae is extracted by means of a carbon filter. The water is then chloraminated before storage in clearwater tanks adjacent to the treatment plant.

The treated water is pumped from Laanecoorie to a tank in Bealiba which holds up to 500 kilolitres and then gravity fed to the township's reticulation system.


Projects, planned works and standpipes

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Main Street



There is no sewerage system for the township of Bealiba.

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 EPA 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.



Main Street, Bealiba (Google Map)


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.


Bealiba 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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