Other Desalination Plants in Australia

Desalination has become a strong component of bulk water supplies for the five mainland state capitals, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Perth Seawater Desalination Plant

The Perth Seawater Desalination Plant, located in Kwinana, was completed in late 2006. It produces 45 billion litres of fresh drinking water a year - around 17% of Perth's water supply. 

Visit the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant

Southern Seawater Desalination Plant

The Southern Seawater Desalination Plant is located in Binningup and is the second desalination plant supplying water to Perth. The plant produce 100 billion litres of drinking water per year.

Visit the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant 

Gold Coast Desalination Plant

The Gold Coast Desalination Plant, located at Tugun, was completed in February 2009. Reverse osmosis is used to produce drinking water for the Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane. It can produce up to 45 billion litres per year of drinking water. 

Visit the Gold Coast Desalination Plant 

Aquasure - The Victorian Desalination Project

The Victorian Desalination Plant is located in Wonthaggi and was completed in 2012. The plant can produce 150 billion litres of water a year and the capability to expand to 200 billion litres a year.  

Visit the Victorian Desalination Plant

Adelaide Desalination Plant

The Adelaide Desalination Plant was completed in 2011 and has the ability to produce up to 100 billion litres of water per year.  

Visit the Adelaide Desalination Plant

 

SA Water have apps and games for students to learn more about water. They even have an app called Project Desal where you can build your own desalination plant. To download the app visit the SA Water website.  

 

For more information on climate resilient water resources in Australia please visit the Bureau of Meteorology's website.