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Bushfire relief

Click here for more information about emergency relief water for stock in bushfire-affected communities and how you can help

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(Click on the links below to visit the allocation page)
  • High Reliability 100% 100%
  • Low Reliability 20% 20%
  • High Reliability 100% 100%
  • Low Reliability 60% 60%
  • 25% 25%

Southern Rural Water covers an area of 88,000 km2, or 37% of the state. To find out if your property is in Southern Rural Water’s area, visit the water in your region web page. A seasonal allocation tells irrigators what percentage of their high and low reliability water shares they can use for the season. It reflects how much water is actually available in storage.

Southern Rural Water is responsible for 7 storages in its region, together with a number of smaller regulating structures. From these storages we harvest and store water for irrigation customers, urban water corporations and the Latrobe Valley Power generators in accordance with the provisions of Bulk Entitlement Orders.

Latest News

East Gippsland fires

Important information for fire-affected communities   Updated 24 Jan 2020: If you need water in an emergency for livestock or for fire suppression, there are several options across the region. However, these will depend on your ability to access the water, given the...

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Holiday operating hours

Southern Rural Water offices and Customer Service lines will be open throughout the Christmas-New Year period, except for: Christmas Eve 24 December from 1pm, Christmas Day 25 December, Boxing Day 26 December and New Years Day 1 January 2020. All water service...

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