Last updated: 21 Jun, 2017

VicHealth, Etihad Stadium and Yarra Valley Water are making it easier to find free drinking water on game day, with ten new water refill stations around the stadium.

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VicHealth is working with some of Melbourne’s most famous football clubs to activate ten drinking water fountains at Etihad Stadium.

AFL fans can bring their water bottles to Etihad Stadium and fill them up from any of the fountains located on all three levels of the stadium. 

We have also partnered with Western Bulldogs, Essendon, North Melbourne and St Kilda to promote the water fountains at selected home games during the 2016 AFL season.

Fresh tap water is good for your health and your hip pocket. It’s free to refill a water bottle at Etihad Stadium, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Why is water the best drink for my health?

  • Water is the winning choice every time. Tap water is practically free, always handy, and helps keep your teeth healthy.
  • Your body relies on water to keep it hydrated and performing at its peak. Dehydration may appear in subtler ways that can go unnoticed – you might feel tired, thirsty, weak and find it difficult to concentrate, have a dry mouth, a headache or darker coloured urine. Visit the Kidney Health Australia website for more information on dehydration. 
  • The general guide for recommended total fluids per day is about 8 cups* for women (9 cups in pregnancy and lactation) and about 10 cups for men. It is preferable to meet most fluid needs by drinking plain water. 
Water requirements may increase in hot climates and with increased levels of physical activity.
*one cup = 250mL