Water Tanks Queensland

Southern Cross Water Tanks

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

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Queensland Water Tanks

For water tanks Queensland can rely on, Southern Cross have been there to supply quality water storage solutions for over a century.

People all across Queensland can sleep soundly, knowing they have the support of one of Australia’s most iconic water storage and harvesting companies.
Many Australians still look to a Southern Cross water tank to help meet their water storage needs, because they are mindful of their water storage requirements, and reliability.
Australia’s third most populous state, Queensland has been nicknamed the Sunshine State for its tropical and sub-tropical climates. All this sunshine can, for some Queenslanders, mean prolonged periods without rainfall.

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

Rain is a welcome sight for most people across Queensland, much like the rest of Australia, but due to modern conveniences such as roads and paving, large amounts of rain can bring about flash flooding, endangering homes and the ecosystem.

If you install a water tank and connect it up to a guttering system, you can help lessen the build up of water from rainwater run off, and reduce the possibility of flash flooding.
Queensland has become famed for its cyclones, and resultant flash flooding, sometimes even making international news for the damage the stormwater runoff has wrought.
Bushfires and the Australian Summer

Australia is famous for its long hot summers, but sadly this leaves us susceptible to regular bushfires and a state as large Queensland is sure to be no exception. Although much of the state’s rainfall does fall in the summer months, this produces lush grasses that can easily ignite on the warmer days.

These greener areas are also offset by much more arid climates in inland areas like the Queensland part of the Simpson Desert.

The good news is, Southern Cross are the fire tank experts, and can fit your home or industrial space with a fire tank to safeguard your property at the time of wildfires.
After a bushfire it is recommended to get your water examined for safety if you’re going to be utilising it for potable or drinking water. However it will still be safe to use for watering the garden or fire security.
The Queensland climate
Queensland, being such a large state, is home to a range of climate regions, with the far north having an equatorial climate, Cairns and areas north being home to a tropical climate, subtropical and temperate around Brisbane and Toowoomba, and even desert and grassland climates inland.
Queensland is home to the two rainiest towns in Australia, but also some of the driest.
These plentiful climate regions, with plenty of sunshine and rainfall has allowed growers, graziers and miners to all grow profitable economies within the state.

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.

Our tanks are backed by over 100 years of winning tank design, and Australian innovation.
All of our steel bolted tanks include a 10-year warranty.
The fire tank specialists

At Southern Cross we pride ourselves in the design and integrity of our fire tanks. We are experts in the design, manufacture, setup and maintenance of water storage systems for the worldwide fire protection industry.

All of our tanks are designed and engineered internally, and can be engineered for all uses, including high wind and cyclonic environments, and even specific seismic conditions.
Under certain conditions, our tanks can be designed to comply with additional international fire codes if required.
Over 100 years of experience

The original Southern Cross windmill was manufactured in the Toowoomba Foundry in 1903, and not far behind was the first Southern Cross water tank, meaning nobody knows the unique storage needs of Queensland like our people do.

In the late 60’s, we built the first Bolted Steel Round Water Tank, and have embraced over half a century of innovation and development since then.
The first Squatter Tanks presented Australians with effecting and economical ways of capturing and storing large quantities of water– a number of these tanks still stand today!
As Aussie as a meat pie at the footy

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

As an Australian owned brand who still operate out of Murarrie to this day, Southern Cross is proud to help all manner of Australians with their water storage needs, from farms and irrigators to commercial sites and mine projects.
Reliable in a pinch

Misfortune struck the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in 2015, when a water tank built by one of our rivals suffered a devastating structural failure, bursting the tanks and washing approximately 2.5 million litres of destructive water over Kawana way, even sweeping away a family vehicle.

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 standard for many commercial projects from that point onward.