Domestic Water Supply in Australia

Understanding the Australian water supply system...

Water suppliers vary depending on where the owner or tenant lives. A list of water suppliers can be found on the Australian Government National Water Commission website. To transfer an account when moving in, contact the relevant water supplier and provide them with name, address, bank account details and date of the planned move.

Some of the main water suppliers in Australia include:

Water charges are generally paid by the landlord in rented properties and are included in the rental amount - check with the lease agreement. Water systems are metered and customers generally pay for the amount of water consumed. Bills are paid either quarterly or annually.

Due to extremely dry and hot summers, there are frequent water restrictions in many regions. This includes bans on watering gardens or washing cars.