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Is Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast?

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 Gold Coast.

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


If you''ve ever been to the Gold Coast, then you know there are some major issues that need to be addressed. These issues include pollution, water quality, and public health.

The Gold Coast is considered one of the most polluted areas in the entire world. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the town of Gold Reef is the most polluted city in Queensland with more than 50 percent of the water''s total contaminants coming from the nearby towns of Palm Beach and Beechworth.

The EPA believes that many of the pollutants found in Gold Reef come from a sewage treatment facility called the Palm Beach Treatment Works. The Palm Beach Treatment Works has also been labeled as one of the biggest offenders in the area for dumping waste materials into the ocean.

The most common contaminants found in the Gold Coast''s groundwater is from the Palm Beach Treatment Works, as well as several chemicals and organic material from an old factory n

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.5 in USD (1.5-liter)


Gold Coast tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 31% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 85% Very High
  • Water Quality 69% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Gold Coast, 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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