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Public access to our facilities is generally restricted. This is to ensure public safety, protect the quality of the water and minimise potential damage to our facilities. 'Our facilities' basically refers to anything that is GWMWater property, from our offices in Horsham through to our natural resources such as Lake Lonsdale. Facilities of ours include:

  • reservoirs and lakes
  • pump stations
  • treatment plants
  • work sites
  • depots, offices and buildings.

To comply with the Victorian Government ‘Stay at Home’ period, GWMWater campsites, camping grounds, caravan parks and boat ramps are closed until further notice. All camp grounds and caravan parks at or adjacent to GWMWater Reservoirs are also closed.
Under Stage 3 Restrictions, there are only four reasons to leave your home: food and supplies, medical care and caregiving, exercise, and work or education.
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Don't trespass!

Anyone accessing GWMWater facilities without authorisation is trespassing! This means that unless you're visiting a public area or being accompanied by a GWMWater employee in the course of their duties, you're breaking the law.

You'll see signage similar to this one at all our facilities to advise the public and reasonably restrict access. However, we can't accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage that happens to unauthorised people who are trespassing on our property.

Difficulty and Faults sign 400 x 600


Further information...

Recreational activities permitted at our lakes and reservoirs

Our reservoirs and lakes are open to the public for recreational activities.


Adobe PDF file icon 24x24By-Law 106 - Recreational Areas (3.64MB, 27 pages)

By-laws apply to entry at some of our public areas.



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