Aquifer: a geological structure or formation permeated or capable of being permeated permanently or intermittently with water.
Artesian: is a confined aquifer containing groundwater that will flow out of a well without the need for pumping.
Balneotherapy: is the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments by bathing in and drinking of natural mineral waters.
Geothermal water: is water heated by the natural heat of the Earth.
Groundwater: any water occurring in or obtained from an aquifer.
Hydrotherapy: is the treatment of physical disability, injury, or illness by immersion of all or part of the body in water to facilitate movement, promote wound healing, and relieve pain that is administered under the supervision of a trained therapist.
Mineral spring: a point where natural mineral water flows out of the ground.
Mineral spring reserve: a natural mineral spring reserve is a portion of land, containing a mineral spring, which is gazetted as a special Crown Land Reserve. These areas are managed by local government, Parks Victoria or the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).
Mineral water: as defined by the Water Act, is groundwater in its natural state containing carbon dioxide and other
soluble matter in sufficient concentration to cause effervescence or impart a distinctive taste. Alternative definitions
may apply in other countries.
Sub-regions: are nationally agreed definitions of Statistical Local Area (SLA) boundaries.