How can I find out more about groundwater in my area?

You can find out about the groundwater quality, yield and depths of nearby bores at Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater (VVG) – a map tool that provides details on existing groundwater bores across Victoria.

You can also get an idea of aquifer depths, quality and yield from Groundwater Resource Reports – a map tool managed by the Victorian Government.

Emergency water supply points

Victoria has a network of about 300 emergency water supply points which provide water for emergency stock and domestic purposes during severe dry seasonal conditions, surface water scarcity, and bushfires. Some sites are also equipped to supply water to firefighting vehicles.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) oversees the network of emergency water supply points - you can find more information and interactive maps at the DELWP website.