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About SRW

Southern Rural Water (SRW) is responsible for managing irrigation districts, the regulation of surface water and groundwater licensing, and storage dams across the southern third of Victoria.

Our service area covers 88,000 square kilometres, or 37 per cent of Victoria, stretching from the South Australian border to the New South Wales border, and from the Great Dividing Range to the Victorian coast.

We deliver the water for essential food and fibre production, rural and urban businesses, electricity generation, and the raw water for treatment for urban water corporations to supply towns and cities.

We have more than 168 staff and manage assets worth $1.4 billion.

Within this wide geographic area, we provide high-quality services to more than 12,000 customers through managing:

  • three regulated irrigation districts: Macalister, Bacchus Marsh and Werribee
  • seven major dams and eight diversion weirs
  • Victoria’s largest groundwater operations
  • the second largest non-metropolitan headworks business
  • take and use licenses from waterways; and
  • licences relating to catchment dams and farm dam registrations.