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National Water Week

National Water Week

17 to 23 October 2022

About National Water Week

National Water Week makes a splash across Australia every third week in October, inspiring individuals, communities and organisations to build awareness around the value of water. Access to clean water is hugely important to our daily lives, and it’s down to all of us to protect our water environments and resources, and use water wisely.

Every year, the Australian Water Association set a theme for National Water Week. The theme for 2022 is ‘Our Water Stories’.

Water covers three-quarters of our planet and makes up two-thirds of our bodies. We thirst for it and bathe in it. It's used by communities, industry and agriculture for health and liveability, the environment, Aboriginal cultural access, manufacturing and production of food and other produce. Water is an essential resource needed for economic prosperity wherever you live.

Primary School Poster Competition

To celebrate National Water Week, we’re calling for primary-aged students to design a poster that reflects this years theme, 'Our Water Stories'.

The annual poster competition is now open. Entries close at midnight on 2 September and winners will be announced during National Water Week.


A first, second and third prize will be awarded in each of the following categories.

  • Prep/Foundation
  • Years 1 - 2
  • Years 3 - 4
  • Years 5 - 6
  • Students with additional learning needs


Winners will be announced at the start of National Water Week, from 17 to 23 October.

The winners in each category receive:

  • First prize is a $100 gift card 
  • Second prize is a $50 gift card
  • Third prize is a $30 gift card

First prize winners in each category are entered into the state level competition. 

School prize

A school prize of $500 is awarded to a school each year towards a sustainable project at their school. Schools whose students enter the poster competition are automatically eligible to win the school prize.

How to enter

Visit National Water Week. Enter your postcode to find your local competition and upload your poster.

If you have any questions, please send an email to our Education Team at or call 1300 361 633. 

Need some inspiration?

Take a look at the gallery of last years entries below.