Water of Origin

The success of the Queensland Taste Tests sparked a wider competition run by the Water Industry Operators Association (WIOA) where Queensland and NSW taste test winners battle it out in the annual Water of Origin event. 

In 2022, Mackay Regional Council, as the reigning QLD champions, will be representing Queensland in the event to be held at the WIOA QLD Conference in Logan.

We are pleased to announce that in 2021 the maroons had taken back the title from the blues with Livingstone Shire Council announced as Water of Origin Champion. We congratulate Livingstone Shire Council and their hard working operators, and wish the Mackay team all the best in the competition this year.

Previous Water of Origin winners

2021 QLD Livingstone Shire Council

2020 Not held

2019 NSW Shoalhaven

2018 NSW Port Macquarie Hastings Council

2017 QLD Toowoomba Regional Council

2016 QLD Barcaldine Regional Council

2015 QLD Richmond Shire Council

2014 QLD Cook Shire Council

Read more about the evolution of the taste test and the regional winners from the menu above.