Water Tanks Cairns

Southern Cross Water Tanks

• Providing the best quality steel bolted water tanks to Cairns for over 50 years
• Highly qualified and experienced tank erection crews
• 30+ year design life
• Minimum 2mm thick galvanised steel

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Cairns Water Tanks

For over a century, Southern Cross have been designing and building water tanks Cairns residents can trust.
People of Cairns can feel confident that they have the backing of one of Australia’s most iconic companies when it comes to water storage and water solutions.
The populace of Queensland are mindful of their water storage requirements, and due to this, many still turn to a Southern Cross water tank to help them in meeting their water harvesting needs.
While now a popular tourist destination, Cairns has long served as a major hub by rail and port for the export of minerals and agricultural products.

Water Tank Sizes

With a range of tank sizes from 26kL – 600kL in our rural tanks, and from 12kL – 1900kL in our commercial tanks (with sizes outside this range available on request) you can rest assured that we have the right size tank to suit your water storage needs.

YT Series Galvanised Steel Round Tank Sizes

TL Series Tank Sizes

Water Tank Colours

All Southern Cross Tanks can come in either standard ZINCALUME ® Galvanised Steel, or any of the following colours, which would be factory applied to the external wall sheets prior to shipping.

Water Storage Challenges

Despite many people still delighting in rainfall, due to modern infrastructure, like bitumen and concrete, large amounts of rain can build up, causing flash flooding, which can cause damage to homes and the environment.
If you set up a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help lower the build up of water from rainwater run off, and decrease the likelihood of flash flooding.
Similarly to much of Northern Queensland, Cairns is prone to tropical cyclones in the wet season. In 2011, Cyclone Yasi forced the evacuation of thirty thousand people from Cairns.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is well-known for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us vulnerable to regular bushfires and the regions surrounding Cairns are no exception. Although a lot of the area’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this leads to lush grasses that can easily burn on the hotter days.

Thankfully, at Southern Cross we consider ourselves specialists when it comes to fire tanks, and we can fit your property or home with an adequate fire tank to help protect you from bushfires.
After a bushfire it is advised to get your water assessed for safety if you’re going to be using it for potable or drinking water. However it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Cairns climate
Cairns is home to a tropical monsoon climate, which results in a very wet wet-season, and temperatures rarely dipping below 15 degrees, with temperatures in excess of 30 degrees common all year round.
The monsoonal climate in the area results in a substantial annual rainfall of over 1900mm, with over 60% of this typically coming between January and March.
Much of the land around Cairns is still used for sugarcane farming, however this industry continues to shrink as the city continues to grow.

Why Choose Southern Cross Water?

Southern Cross have been supplying the highest quality steel bolted storage tanks to Australians for over 50 years, and all of our tanks have a 30 + year design life.

There is over a hundred years of innovation and successful tank design backing every tank we build.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists
At Southern Cross, we specialise not only in the design and manufacture of world wide water storage systems, but also the installation and service life. We take pride in the quality and design of our fire storage tanks.
All of our tanks are designed and engineered internally, and can be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic areas, and even specific seismic conditions.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to adhere to additional international fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience
The original Southern Cross windmill was produced in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the extraordinary storage needs of Cairns and Australia like our people do.
With the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank being produced by Southern Cross in the late 60’s, we’ve been a sanctum for over fifty years of continued innovation.
When the original Squatter Tanks – some of which still stand today – were implemented in Australia, it gave people an economical and functional way of capturing storing large volumes of water.
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

When the Griffiths family created the Southern Cross brand out of the Toowoomba Foundry, they surely didn’t know that it would go on to become such an iconic Australian brand, still in operation over a century later.

Not only does Southern Cross still operate out of Loganholme, we are an Australian owned company, helping Australians from all walks of life, such as irrigators, families, schools and many more.
Reliable in a pinch

In 2015, a water storage tank at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital sustained a structiral failure, causing the tank to flood the nearby Kawana Way with approximately two and a half million litres of water, washing away a family vehicle and causing destruction to the surroundings.

Following this tragedy, the site’s developer turned to Southern Cross to build a pair of new tanks on the site, and the quality of these Southern Cross tanks served to set the benchmark for many commercial projects from that point forward.

Cairns Facts

Several ancient relics have been found in the area surrounding Cairns over the years, including a Ptolemaic coin from some time before 200BC, and a stone tablet engraved with symbols that appeared to resemble either Egyptian or Phoenician.
Nathan Jawai, the first indigenous Australian to play in the NBA, grew up and went to school in Cairns.