National Water Week

National Water Week is an annual celebration of water in Australia which occurs in the third week of October each year.  It aims to encourage and assist the community to understand and take action to help protect and conserve our most precious resource – water.

This year, National Water Week runs from 21 to 27 October, and the theme is “Water for me, water for all”, emphasising water related issues which are important and relevant to our local area.

To learn more about National Water Week, go to the Australian Water Association’s National Water Week page.

NWW – Annual Poster Competition

The National Water Week Poster Competition is on again!

Westernport Water marks NWW each year by running a poster competition for local Primary Schools within our service area, providing a great opportunity for students to put their artistic creativity to the test.

Primary School students are invited to create an A3 sized poster reflecting this year’s theme: ‘Water for me, Water for all’.

This theme encourages young people and the wider community to think about how we use water and how we can protect it so we have it in the future.

Our judges will be looking for how well you depict the theme and how it relates to our region in the Bass Coast. You may use any material you wish to create your poster including photographs, paint, pencil, crayons and collage.

Entries are now open, with letters and entry forms being sent to all primary schools within the region during term 3.

The closing date for entries this year being 4pm Friday 31st August.

Winners will be presented their prizes during National Water Week (which runs from 21-27 October 2018).

How to enter

Simply complete the entry form provided below, stick it to the back of your poster and provide it to us by 31 August 2018.

See the competition information flyer and entry form below for all terms and conditions:
2018 NWW – Flyer
2018 NWW – Entry form

Regional Prizes (students):

First and Runner up prizes will be awarded for each age category (Prep, Grade 1-2, Grade 3-4 and Grade 5-6).

  • First place – $50 voucher (in each age category)
  • Second place – $25 voucher (in each age category)

Regional Prizes (schools):

  • Every local school entering the competition will be placed in a draw to win a $500 cash prize for the school to put towards a sustainability project.

State Prizes:

Winners from Westernport Water’s local area competition will be submitted for state judging. State prizes are awarded to both the winning students and their school!

  • $500 cash for the first place recipient in each of the four categories.
  • $250 cash for the second place recipient in each of the four categories.
  • $300 cash for the first place school.
  • $150 cash for the second place school.

Entries must reach Westernport Water by: Friday 31st August 2018, and have a completed entry form attached to the back of their A3 sized poster.


Free School Incursions and Excursions

This year, Westernport Water will again offer FREE guided tours of our facilities to local schools, to learn how water is used in our community. Students will have the option to visit Candowie Reservoir, the Cowes Waste Water & Recycled Water Treatment Plant, and Phillip Island Community Orchard.

Alternatively we can come to your school or community group for an incursion!

Click on the link to go to our Incursions and Excursions page to learn more about what we can offer your school or community group.

Contact info…

For more detailed information, or to make a booking for our Education Tours (excursions and incursions), please click on the link to our School Excursion webpage.

If you have any questions about National Water Week events or the poster competition, please email or call our Communications team on:


Ph: 1300 720 711