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Primary content

Water resources in the GippsDairy region including, emergency water, building a dam, finding groundwater, bore drilling.

Useful contacts

Southern Rural Water

For information on licensing of water such as digging dams, bore construction and sharing water between properties.
Phone: 1300 139 510
Visit: Southern Rural Water

Visualising Victoria's Groundwater
An interoperative web-GIS that federates groundwater data from disparate sources to assist groundwater researchers and help water managers make the correct choices for the sustainable use of a precious resource.
Visit: Visualising Victoria's Groundwater

Groundwater Hub
Information and interactive maps relating to existing bores, aquifers and licensing. You can download a copy of the Gippsland Groundwater Atlas which provides and illustrated guide to the aquifers across Gippsland.
Visit: Groundwater Hub

Emergency Water Supply points
Victoria has a networks of about 300 emergency water supply points which provide water for emergency stock and domestic purposes during severe dry seasonal conditions. Contact your local council, rural or urban water corporation about Emergency Water Supply points in your local area and to confirm the information on the below map.
Visit: Emergency Water Supply points

Bore Drilling
A list of drilling contractors.
Visit: Australian Drillers Association

Water carting and irrigation suppliers
Search via the Yellow Pages or a search engine to find water carters and irrigation suppliers.

Estimating dairy farm water requirements and storages
Visit: Water use in dairies 
Dairy shed water use statistics, licencing and resources

Visit: How much water do I need?
Water storage estimator

On farm water calculator tool and farm water planning resources
Visit: Farm Water Solutions
Visit: Water Calculator
Phone: 5624 2218

Farm Water Quality Information Note
Visit: Water quality for farm water supplies

On-farm Water Reticulation Planning Guide
Visit: Designing your on-farm piped system 
Download: The on-farm Water Reticulation Planning Guide (PDF)

Water and Irrigation
Visit: Water and irrigation Dairy Australia 

Dairy Shed Water how much do you use?
Download: Dairy Shed Water booklet

Agriculture Victoria
Farm Water Solutions
How can I more efficiently use my farm water?
Managing Farm Water Supply
Dairy Shed Water Usage

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making.


DairyBase is a web-based tool that enables dairy farmers to measure and compare their farm business performance over time.

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