The department has an important role in safeguarding drinking water supplies and facilitating the safe use of alternative water supplies, to protect and improve public health and wellbeing.

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The future of Victoria’s Safe Drinking Water Regulations

The Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2015 have been made. The new Regulations commenced on 18 July 2015. Copies of the new Regulations can be obtained from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website. Guidance will be available in the ‘Regulation guidance notes’ section.

Annual report on drinking water quality in Victoria 2013–14

This annual report is the 10th produced under the Safe Drinking Water Act 2003. It has been prepared in accordance with s. 32 of the Act, which requires the Secretary to the department to provide the Minister for Health with an annual report on the quality of Victoria's drinking water.

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