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National Water Week

During National Water Week, Australians are encouraged to 'Protect, Conserve and Get Involved' in water-related activities and celebrations around the country.

NWW 2017 logoDesigned to help the community to understand and take action to protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats, National Water Week runs throughout the third week of October each year.

Get Involved

The National Water Week Poster Competition is on again!  Primary school students are asked to create a poster reflecting water related issues which are important to them. The National theme this year is Water - The Heart of Our Culture, however, posters do not necessarily have to address the theme.

Competition Information & Judging Criteria 
Competition Entry Form 


There will be four categories: Prep; Years 1 & 2; Years 3 & 4; and Years 5 & 6. Entry is free and posters will be judged on their creativity, as well as the ability to convey water related issues. 

The competition will close on Friday 15 September 2017. Winners in each category will go through to State level judging.

Entries should be sent along with an entry form to:
Education Program Manager, Yarra Valley Water, Private Bag 1, Mitcham, VIC 3132

Email [email protected] for more information.

Some ideas for celebrating National Water Week at schools include:

  • A dress-up day at school (with a water theme) or a blue dress-up day (collect gold coin donations and donate to a water charity). 
  • Clean up a river, stream or dam close to your school by removing all the litter.
  • Tree planting near your local wetland or catchment area.
  • Choose a day to celebrate being healthy and promote the importance of drinking water and making healthy food choices for good health.
  • Have a local library display.
  • Research topics related to water for class, create a bulletin board on water-related stories or pictures.
  • Audit water use at your school - look for leaking taps and create a plan to prevent water wastage. Look into the Schools Water Efficiency Program.
  • Download some educational resources for classroom activities (Prep - Year 10) from the Water. Learn it. Live it. program.

For more information visit the National Water Week page on the Australian Water Association website.