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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 2018 logoDesigned to help the community to understand and take action to protect and conserve our precious water resources and habitats, National Water Week runs in October each year.

National Water Week Poster Competition

The National Water Week Poster Competition is on again!  Primary school students are asked to create a poster reflecting water related topics which are important to them. The national theme this year is 'Water for me, Water for all'. This theme encourages young people and the wider community to think about how we use water and how we can protect it so we have it in the future.

Competition Information and Entry Criteria 
Competition Entry Form 


There will be four categories: Prep/Foundation, Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4, and Years 5 & 6. Entry is free and posters will be judged on their creativity and ability to convey water related topics.

Great prizes can be won by the student and the school at both local and state level judging. Local level winners in each category will go through to state level judging.

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

Entries must reach Yarra Valley Water by Friday, 14 September 2018.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Ways that you can celebrate National Water Week

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.