National Water Week

A national celebration of water

National Water Week

National Water Week makes a splash across Australia in October each year, inspiring individuals, education providers, communities and organisations to work together to build community awareness and understanding of water-related issues. 

To learn more about National Water Week, visit the Australian Water Association's National Water Week page.

2023 theme: United by Water

This year’s theme ‘United by Water’ highlight the important role water plays in bringing individuals and communities together.

Water covers three-quarters of our planet and makes up two-thirds of our bodies. We thirst for it and bathe in it. It's used by communities, industry and agriculture for health and liveability, the environment, Aboriginal cultural access, manufacturing and production of food and other produce. Water is an essential resource needed for economic prosperity wherever you live.

Poster competition 2023 - winners 

We celebrate National Water Week each year by running a poster competition for young students within our service area.

Early learning children through to Year 6 students were encouraged to design, draw or paint a poster that demonstrated how we are all "United by Water". 

Our winners were:

  • Kindergarten/Early learning and overall winner - Mya, Oak Street Kindergarten, Drouin
  • Foundation – Marnie, Warragul North Primary School
  • Year 1-2 – Rose, Mirboo North Primary School
  • Year 3-4 – Oscar, Morwell Central Primary School
  • Year 5-6 – Sapphire, Warragul North Primary School
  • School prize of $500 towards a sustainability project or resources - Hazelwood North Primary School

State winners

We're also excited to announce that two of our local students won prizes in the state competition.

  • 3rd place for Year 1-2 – Rose, Mirboo North Primary School
  • 2nd place for Year 3-4 – Oscar, Morwell Central Primary School

See the winning posters below.

Young girl holds up drawing
Mya with her winning poster
A poster created by Mia titled 'Everyone needs water' features a blue background, stamped people, swirls and waves
Artwork by Mya - Kindergarten/Early Learning and overall winner
Colourful poster featuring people, animals, rain clouds, water and a tree
Artwork by Marnie - Foundation winner
Colourful poster featuring grass, trees, fish in the sea saying 'Water will save us all!" and "yippee!
Artwork by Rose - Year 1/2 winner and 3rd in the state
A poster featuring hands holding a tree and water flowing through fingers, sea life, the sun and mountains
Artwork by Oscar - Year 3/4 winner and 2nd in the state
Poster featuring the words "Water = Life', a cat, human, tree, earth and rain clouds, and the words 'United by Water'
Artwork by Sapphire - Year 5/6 winner