Mobile water fountains

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At City West Water we want everyone to know the health benefits of staying hydrated, the environmental impact of single use plastic bottles and believe drinking water shouldn't cost the earth.

Did you know…

  • Less than 20 per cent of plastic gets recycled in Australia?
  • It takes three litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water?

That’s why we are pleased to provide mobile water fountains in our service area for not for profit organisations to support community events, functions and programs which celebrate our vibrant community.

We provide these trailers, free of charge because we want to support you and your event to have a positive impact on the environment – if we all do a bit, we can make a big difference.


To be eligible for a City West Water mobile water fountain at your next event, you must meet the following seven criteria:

  • Criteria 1: Your event will be held in City West Water's service area, which encompasses Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne (north of the Yarra River), Moonee Valley, Wyndham, Yarra and parts of Melton and Hume.
  • Criteria 2: Your organisation has not-for-profit status.
  • Criteria 3: Your event will have an opportunity to educate participants on the value of water, how to use it wisely or how to reduce single use plastic water bottles.
  • Criteria 4: Your event has a minimum of 2,500 participants.
  • Criteria 5: Your event will recognise City West Water as an Event Partner on the event’s website/web page at least two weeks prior to the event/program.
  • Criteria 6: Your event will promote City West Water as an Event Partner on at least one event-related social media channel (eg Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) at least one week prior to the event/program.
  • Criteria 7: Your event shares three high resolution event/program-related images with City West Water within five business days of the event’s completion with authorisation to use these images for promotional purposes.

Application submission deadlines

Not surprisingly, our mobile water fountains are very popular. We receive a high volume of applications per year, so to ensure your application can proceed, you must plan ahead of time.

Mobile water fountains are granted in 4 rounds annually; January - March (Round 1), April - June (Round 2), July - September (Round 3), and October - December (Round 4). Applications close 2 months prior to the start of each round, as outlined below.

2021 events and coronavirus (COVID-19)

If your application for a mobile water fountain is successful and restrictions on events and gatherings are in place when your event is scheduled to be held, we’ll work through this with you to either postpone or cancel your mobile water fountain booking.

Community events in 2021

Round 1
Events held in January – March 2021 
This round is currently on hold.

Bookings for our mobile water fountains are currently closed. We will open this round upon government advice around coronavirus (COVID-19) and gatherings in open spaces. 

Round 2
Events held in April – June 2021
Applications open: 1 January 2021
Applications close: 31 January 2021

Applications will be assessed in the first week of February 2021 with applicants notified in the following week.

Round 3
Events held in July - September 2021
Applications open: 1 April 2021
Applications close: 30 April 2021

Applications will be assessed in the first week of May 2021 with applicants notified in the following week.

Round 4
Events held in October – December 2021
Applications open: 1 July 2021
Applications close: 31 July 2021

Applications will be assessed in the first week of August 2021 with applicants notified in the following week.

How to apply

To apply for our free water fountain at your event, please follow these three steps:

  • Confirm your eligibility using the criteria above.
  • Ensure you are applying within the correct timeframe, based on the application deadlines above.
  • Submit the Mobile water fountain online application form, ensuring you’ve read and accepted the terms and conditions.

For more information email our water fountains team or contact us at the below:

Events and Sponsorship Team
City West Water
Locked Bag 350
Sunshine Vic 3020

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We love supporting not-for-profit orgainsations with financial sponsorship or in-kind support, to help bring to life events like charity gatherings or sports club events.

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