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Bottled and packaged waters can come in still, sparkling and flavoured varieties.

Many consumers enjoy the convenience, taste and quality of bottled water. The category, which is expected to generate revenue of more than $800 million by 2020-21, plays an important and healthy part in ensuring we remain hydrated.

Bottled Water has a dedicated consumer site. Head over to the Bottled Water Microsite

The category produces a number of products, including spring water, purified water, mineral water, and packaged water. Increasingly, low and no kilojoule flavoured waters are being launched in Australia as a healthy addition for consumers who want convenient and refreshing drinks without worrying about kilojoules.

All Members of the Australian Beverages Council involved in the extraction and bottling of water must adhere to the Model Code of the Australasian Bottled Water Institute (ABWI) Model Code. The Model Code ensures safety, quality and environmental responsibility.

ABWI Packaged Water Brochure

ABWI Packaged Water Factsheet

ABWI Model Code – Revised 2018

ABWI Audit Requirements

The Model Codes requires any ABWI certified plant to have at least one member of staff who has successfully completed the ABWI Quality Assurance Certificate [QAC] course on duty, at all times, when the facility is in operation. The QAC course must be taken every three years to maintain the qualification.

ABWI QAC 2020 Training 

Location Training Dates
Perth 22 – 23 April 2020
Melbourne 8 – 9 July 2020
Sydney 30 – 31 July 2020
Queensland 10 – 11 September 2020
Auckland, NZ 20 – 21 August 2020

Host locations of training will be confirmed upon booking. For further details, please contact lianna@ausbev.org.

  • The bottled and packaged water industry contributes more than $700 million to the economy each year
  • Adult men should drink 2.6 litres and adult women should drink 2.1 litres of fluid a day (including plain water, milk and other drinks)
  • About 4 in 10 of us don’t drink enough water each day

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