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Is Canberra Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Canberra?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Canberra.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Australia, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


The best way to get clean and pure water from your tap is to have it tested. You don''t want to be caught out by a surprise when you are out and about and come home and realize that you are drinking tap water contaminated with chemicals, viruses, bacteria or other contaminants.

If you have family or friends who have had their water tested recently, you can share their personal experiences with other people and hopefully they can use this information to better protect their own personal health risks. There is no way to prove or disprove the claims of these people, because we only have one drink from the tap.

In many places around the world, the tap water you drink has been treated to some degree to remove some of the contaminants. However, the process of removing all of the contaminants and only leaving the trace minerals is still being performed. This leaves behind chemicals, bacteria and viruses which can do serious damage to the human body.

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.68 in USD (1.5-liter)


Canberra tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 19% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 93% Very High
  • Water Quality 81% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Canberra, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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