Water refill stations

In June 2015, the ACT Government completed the installation of 30 water stations in parks and public places across Canberra. The initiative was part of the 2013 ACT Labor-Greens Parliamentary Agreement that called for a reduction in the use of disposable bottles and increase water consumption.

The Water stations are equipped with two bottle refill nozzles as well as a drinking fountain. They are wheelchair accessible and stand at 2.1m tall allowing them to be easily located in crowded areas. Some locations also include a dog drinking bowl.

The new water refill stations encourage Canberran’s to make healthy drink choices. The stations make it easier for people to fill up their water bottle in popular public places like shopping centres, parks and areas with high pedestrian traffic. The stations will help to further reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages while also reducing waste.

Find your nearest water station at the following parks or public place:

Drinking fountain with refill station being used by two peopleGungahlin

  • Harrison District Playing Fields
  • Gungahlin Place, Gungahlin Town Centre


  • City Walk, Garema Place, City
  • City Walk, City
  • City Bus Station, Alinga Street, City
  • City Bus Station, Mort Street, City
  • Petrie Plaza, Bunda Street, City
  • Ainslie Place, City

Inner north

  • Dickson District Playing Fields
  • Downer Neighbourhood Oval
  • Majura District Playing Fields
  • Mount Ainslie lookout - includes a dog bowl

Inner south

  • Deakin District Playing Fields
  • National Arboretum Canberra, Village Centrea
  • National Arboretum Canberra, Discovery Gardens
  • Weston Park picnic shelter, Yarralumla


  • Aranda District Playing Fields
  • Eastern Valley Way wetlands, Lake Ginninderra
  • Lake Ginninderra shared path, near dog park - includes a dog bowl
  • Jamison Plaza, Macquarie

Woden / Weston

  • Curtin District Playing Fields
  • Rivett Neighbourhood Oval
  • Woden Town Square, Woden Town Centre
  • Weston Creek Shopping Centre playground
  • Mawson Shopping Centre, Mawson
  • Eddison Park, Phillip - includes a dog bowl


  • Kambah District Playing Fields
  • Calwell District Playing Fields
  • Tuggeranong Town Park, Tuggeranong - includes a dog bowl
  • Erindale Shopping Centre, Wanniassa

Water Refill Stations survey results

In April and May 2016, the Canberra community was invited to participate in a survey to help evaluate the water refill stations project. During the six week consultation period 94 surveys were completed. View the evaluation survey outcomes report (PDF 141KB), (Word 115KB)

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