East Gippsland Water serves an area of 21,000 square kilometres in the far south east of Victoria, which boasts some of Australia's most diverse and spectacular scenary and a population of around 45,000 people.
The region's world-renowned beaches, lakes, High Country and national parks are a natural drawcard for those seeking a lifestyle change, as well as for the many tourists that make East Gippsland their getaway destination during the busy holiday months.
East Gippsland Water's service area extends east from Lindenow, through to the region's capital Bairnsdale, the holiday hotspots of Paynesville and Lakes Entrance, and on to the Wilderness Coast and Mallacoota near the New South Wales border. It also serves customers as far north as Dinner Plain in the High Country of the Victorian Alps.
Water services are provided to around 24,800 customers, with wastewater services also provided to some 21,000 of these.
The region embraces an area formerly administered by four water boards. East Gippsland Region Water Corporation was initially established as East Gippsland Region Water Authority on 1 January 1995, by Ministerial Order and under powers conferred by the Water Act 1989.