Emergency Water Sources

The Pyrenees Shire has a network of emergency water supply bores which provide water for emergency stock and domestic purposes during drought and bushfires.  Many of the sites are equipped for fire fighting vehicles.

Permits are available from the Shire so that we are able to monitor how much water is being used and to ensure adequate supply.

This water is not of drinking quality.  If you need potable water there are a number of licensed domestic water carters in the area who can be found under 'water cartage' in the Yellow Pages or online.

The following map shows the locations of bores and standpipes within the Pyrenees Shire Council that are available for fire and use following exceptional circumstances declarations.

Please refer to the Bore Location Document for up-to-date information regarding bores in the Shire.

Please Note: The Bore at Crowlands (number 8) is currently under repair.


We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

Page last updated: 12:14 PM, 22 February 2016
Disclaimer & Copyright  |  Accessibility  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Find Us  |  Subscribe