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Geology of aquifers across Southern Victoria

Geology of aquifers across Southern Victoria

The geology of each region is different therefore each region has different characteristics.

Gippsland

The geology in Gippsland is complex and irregular.  Some of the aquifers here extend great distances offshore, becoming very deep.  Onshore areas of the aquifers can be around 1.5km thick. To see where the aquifers are in Gippsland visit the Gippsland region map page or to read about the geology of Gippsland visit the Geology of aquifers in Gippsland page.

Port Phillip & Western Port

The aquifers in the Port Phillip & Western Port region are not as vast or thick.  The lower aquifer is up to 800m thick on the Nepean Peninsula but this is not characteristic of the region. To see where the aquifers are in the Port Phillip & Western Port visit the Port Phillip & Western Port region map page or to read about the geology of Port Phillip & Western Port visit the Geology of aquifers in Port Phillip & Western Port page.

South West

The South West is mostly covered by volcanic formations overlying large limestone and deep sand aquifers.  The deep, lower aquifer formation is nearly 2km thick near the coast. To see where the aquifers are in the South West visit the South West region map page or to read about the geology of the South West visit the Geology of aquifers in the South West page.

Learn the basics

For more background information about aquifer geology visit our what is groundwater page.

Page last updated28th April 2015
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