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Tooborac is a small town in the Mitchell Shire. The Tooborac Post Office opened on 1 January 1872. The town's 150-year-old bluestone and ironstone hotel is a meeting place for locals and travellers alike.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Tooborac here.

Water restrictions

Water Supply

Coliban System (Northern) - supplies Bendigo, Axedale, Huntly, Raywood, Sebastian, Heathcote and Tooborac. The towns can be supplied by the Upper Coliban, Lauriston and Malmsbury Reservoirs, located near Kyneton. The towns can also be supplied from an 18 per cent share of Lake Eppalock, or the Waranga Basin via the Goldfields Superpipe.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Heathcote Water Treatment Plant.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes coagulation/ flocculation, clarification, powdered activated carbon (PAC),  pre-filter chlorination to remove iron and manganese, dual media filtration, UV, pH correction and disinfection via chloramination.

Powdered activated carbon (PAC) can be used to manage poor water quality.

The treated water makes its way from the Heathcote low level reticulation system to the high level reticulation system and into the Tooborac storage facility.



There is no sewerage system for Tooborac.

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 Tooborac are:

  • Herriot Street, Heathcote
  • High Street, Heathcote

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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