About us


Central Highlands Water is a regional water corporation located in Ballarat Victoria, approximately one and a half hours west of Melbourne.

We deliver quality water and wastewater services to more than 130,000 people in a service area encompassing Ballarat, Maryborough, Daylesford and Avoca townships.

One of 19 state-owned water businesses, we provide fully integrated catchment-to-tap-to-catchment water services.



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Central Highlands Water employ over 180 people throughout the region. We provide extensive support and training in order to foster career development.

Central Highlands Water are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer, so offer a range of flexible working arrangements for people of all abilities and backgrounds.

We provide excellent working conditions, flexible, family friendly working hours and a welcoming and supportive team culture.

Central Highlands Water offer careers in:

  • Communications, marketing and community relations
  • Customer service
  • Engineering and project management
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Finance and accounting
  • Organisational development
  • Information technology
  • Planning and development
  • Trades and maintenance
  • Water research and monitoring


Lifestyle and Benefits


  • Flexible work and leave arrangements
  • Career planning and ongoing professional development
  • Excellent health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Family friendly policies and practices
  • Great lifestyle with quality sport, recreation and education facilities
  • Competitive remuneration and salary packaging




Combine work and structured training – and get paid for it.

As a trainee at Central Highlands Water you’ll learn new, transferable skills and gain hands-on work experience in the water industry.

The program takes approximately 12-24 months to complete. Upon successful completion, a trainee receives a nationally recognised qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation and the State Training Authority.


Vacation employment

We offer summer vacation employment for students in courses relevant to our business. This includes science, engineering, IT, communications, development and finance. Positions are advertised with Federation University towards the end of each year.


Work experience


Secondary students in Years 9 and 10 can experience first-hand why it’s great to work in the water industry. 

Students will experience different aspects of work within their area of interest and assist with tasks allocated by their supervisor.

Eligible work experience students should:

  • Be available during the official school year
  • Attend a secondary school
  • Browse our website to find out what areas they are interested in
  • Arrange for their school to provide the appropriate work experience documentation before placement commences.