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Standpipes

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Drinking water may be obtained from standpipes operated in Mount Alexander Shire. Council operates standpipes in Newstead, Taradale and Maldon.

Individuals must have a water carter permit issued by Coliban Water to access water from standpipes.

Summary of information

Town Location of standpipe Cost Operating hours Key/token pick up location
Maldon Fountain Street $3.50 / 1,000L 24 hour access Tokens - Maldon Post Office.
Taradale Roderick Street (adjacent to Tennis Courts) $3.50 / 1,000L 24 hour access NOTE: From 11 May 2018 the hours will be 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat-Sun Electronic key - Council Civic Centre, Castlemaine.
Newstead Tivey Street $3.50 / 1,000L 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat-Sun Electronic key - Council Civic Centre, Castlemaine.

Report an issue
To report a faulty or damaged standpipe lodge an online service request or contact us.

How to apply for an electronic key and Avdata account


The standpipes in Newstead and Taradale have a computerised system operated by an Avdata electronic key. Users with a water carter permit can apply for an electronic key and Avdata account.

To receive an electronic key visit the Mount Alexander Shire Council Civic Centre in Castlemaine with the following documents.

All applications are forwarded to Avdata to create an account and water usage is billed monthly.

Have an Avdata account and electronic key and want to use our standpipes?

You need to complete and submit an application (with your existing key number), and present your water carters licence and drivers licence. The $33 payment for an electronic key will be waivered unless you require immediate access, in which case you also need to purchase an electronic key from us.

Please be aware that it may take up to 5 business days until your existing key is registered to be used on our standpipes.

More information

Water carter permits - contact Coliban Water on 1300 363 200 or visit their website.

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