Maribyrnong River

Choose Tap

Next time you're thirsty, make the sustainable choice. Choose Tap.

Melbourne's drinking water is world-class. 

Yet we still drink more bottled water than ever, creating mountains of plastic waste. 

Choose Tap works with our community to make choosing tap easy and promote tap water as the most sustainable drink.

Permanent water stations

We provide local councils and community groups with free tap water on the go. This involves installing permanent water stations through our service area. 

Check our map of Melbourne refill points, including Choose Tap water fountains, and bring your own water bottle with you. 

Did you know...

  • Every year, each Australian uses around 130kg of plastic. 
  • Plastic bottles are in the top 10 rubbish items found on Cleanup Australia Day.
  • Less than 20% of plastic gets recycled. 
  • Eighty per cent of plastic ends up as landfill or litter. 
  • More than 90% of the cost of a bottle of water is for the lid, bottle or label.