The chances of making a water refilling business in Australia successful are high because the continent is one of the driest in the world. Although there are states with limited water supply, there are water reserves elsewhere that the people can tap: rivers, lakes, and groundwater systems.
Supplying potable, drinking water is another matter. This is also where water refilling can become very helpful—and for the part of the business owner, very successful.
So, how does one start a water refilling business in Australia?
One does it the same way as most businesses. Creating a business plan, marketing plan, product development, funding, et cetera are necessary to begin.
Owners need to find a location where water refilling is actually in demand and supported by the community and the local council.
There’s also the matter of acquiring gallon bottles and the equipment for water refilling and hiring staff to man the station. Getting the equipment in place is not a problem because one can always hire removalists Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth, depending on where the business will be set-up. Hiring can be done once the skeleton of the business has been set up. On the other hand, there are also refilling stations that customers can man by themselves (ex: portable, self-service water refilling booths). It all depends on what type of refilling services the owner wants to do.
Aside from these business preparations, the owners also need to apply for the required licenses, contracts and other legal requirements. These will differ for each type of business and niche. For water refilling businesses, they also need permits for water and sanitation. Getting an ABN is also a must if you are to enjoy the benefits it confers.
Many states in Australia actually take an active interest in water refilling businesses. There are even towns that take the initiative to install water refilling stations on strategic locations and for major community events. It’s because this business promotes the practice of sustainable living. It encourages the public to reuse and recycle their plastic water bottles instead of just throwing them away. Getting the support of the local council/government can therefore help promote a water refilling business.