Safe Water

Non-scheme drinking water

The City’s health services has an ongoing sampling program in place, whereby the microbiological component of potable water is analysed at several public premises within the City. This includes non-scheme drinking water.

Many of the rural and resource-zoned properties within the City of Cockburn rely on a rainwater tank, a bore supply, or a combination of both. A minimum sized tank of 90,000 litres should be sufficient for most families' water needs, but a larger sized tank will give you greater reserve during the drier months. 

The City recommends installing a 40mm diameter "cam-lok" coupling at the base of the tank.  This will assist in flushing the tank during cleaning as well as providing a water source for firefighters in an emergency. 

The City does not test scheme water. Please contact the Water Corporation for any queries relating to scheme water.

Recreational water

The City's Health Services test all public swimming pools and spas in Cockburn each month to check water safety. This is to make sure that public swimming pools and spas comply with the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Operation, Management and Maintenance of Aquatic Facilities.

Marine water

During the summer months, the City conducts monthly bacteriological sampling of ocean water at Jervoise Bay, Woodman Point, Coogee Beach, Port Coogee

John Graham Reserve beach, and Robbs Jetty dog beach. This program is part of a state wide study of the quality of ocean waters coordinated by the Department of Health.

More information and contact

Please contact Health Services for more information on safe water on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]. Please contact the City to make a complaint or report an issue with safe water.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.