Community

If you live near one of our tour sites, you may be eligible to go on a tour.

Tour dates for each site are limited and vary throughout the year.

Aerial photo of Wollongong Water Recycling Plant

Community groups can visit local sites to learn more about how we manage Sydney's water.


Tour sites

We'll take you on an informative walking tour around a drinking water or water recycling plant.

The tour runs for about 1.5 hours and you'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Availability depends on the site conditions and may change from time to time.

On all our sites, all participants must be able to:

  • climb several large sets of grid style stairs (see through)
  • walk outdoors on uneven ground for up to an hour
  • walk at heights.

You can request an excursion online, or email us.

We offer public Tank Stream and West Ryde Boiler House tours twice a year in cooperation with Sydney Living Museums (SLM). 

Tickets are only available by visiting the SLM website. They're usually held around April and November.

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Tank Stream
We take visitors under the city along a 60 metre length of the stream and tunnel dating between 1789 and 1965. Learn more about Tank Stream heritage.

People doing a tank stream tour

The Tank Stream.


West Ryde Boiler House
We take visitors through the boiler house building, along the viaduct and into the coal bunkers to explore how coal powered steam engines pumped water to Sydney's northern suburbs.

The Boiler house

The viaduct at the West Ryde Boiler House.

Warragamba Dam is the largest dam in Australia. It's managed by WaterNSW. You can visit Warragamba Dam and other dams.

It's located about 65 kilometres west of Sydney in a narrow gorge on the Warragamba River. It supplies water to over four million people in greater Sydney and holds up to four times more water than Sydney Harbour - about 2,031 billion litres of water when full. Learn more about our water sources.