Private drinking water carters

Private drinking water carters are required to register their business and water transport vehicles with their principal council via Streatrader. Then water carters need to lodge one Statement of Trade per year to each council whose municipality they plan to be trading in.

Reading the guidelines on safe potable water can help you keep the water you sell safe.

A water transport vehicle is a class 3 food premises, provided that the water is obtained from an approved supplier.

Private drinking water carters are private businesses that deliver water for sale to the public that is intended for:

  • human consumption
  • purposes connected with human consumption (such as preparation of food, making ice for consumption or preserving unpackaged food).

A water transport vehicle is a vehicle used by a private water carter:

  • from which water is sold or handled with the intention that it be sold
  • that is used to transport water that is intended for
    • human consumption
    • purposes connected with human consumption, whether or not the water is used for other purposes once it is delivered.

For more information on private drinking water carting, visit the Vic Health website