How to become a Waterwise School

Find out how easy it is to join

Become a Waterwise School in 3 simple steps:

Let us know of your interest in becoming a Waterwise school, email our Education team who can also answer any questions and offer advice on our submission process.

Compile your submission showing evidence that your school has addressed each of the following 4 steps. Once you have completed all 4 sections, email it to the Education team.

Your submission must include:

  1. Water in the curriculum – provide samples of water education work. Samples can include Water Corporation online lessons, lessons from other organisations, captioned photos, posters, essays, water related incursions or excursions.
    • Primary schools: One sample (minimum)
    • Secondary schools: Four samples (minimum) of work from at least three learning areas, two of which must be Science and HASS.  
  2. National Water Week – all Waterwise Schools are expected to participate in National Water Week activities each year. On school letterhead, write a short statement about what you plan to do or what you did during National Water Week.
  3. Community awareness – provide samples of how you did this. For example, school newsletter/daily notices featuring water saving tips, Twitter, blog or Facebook posts, school website or copies of media articles from the local newspaper relating to your school’s involvement in water related activities.
  4. Develop your Action Plan – the first Action Plan is established during your submission and a new Action Plan is submitted at the beginning of each year.

Your Waterwise Recognition Ceremony is an opportunity for students to showcase their work to the community, and celebrate your school's achievements.

We will present your school with a framed recognition certificate and the Waterwise Coordinator will be given a similar certificate to acknowledge their contribution to the program.

To book your ceremony please use our recognition booking form for metro schools or regional schools.

Check out this video of the submission from Bletchley Park Primary School


Why join the program?

The program provides excellent teaching and learning opportunities, that can make your job as a teacher easier and your students’ learning more enjoyable.

You'll also help to educate young people about water so that they have the knowledge and skills to make sound water management decisions in the future. 

Waterwise schools become water education role models in the community. More than 560 WA schools have already become waterwise, since we launched this award winning program in 1995.

Our Waterwise Schools Program is free, offering these exclusive benefits to actively participating schools:

  • free promotional resources
  • competitions
  • networking events
  • exclusive discounts and offers
  • permanent school sign and membership logo

More information

To find out more about the program please contact us at or call (08) 9420 3505.