FAQ : Australis Water Purifiers, Ceramic Water Filters and Benchtop Water Purifiers - Australia

Frequently Asked Questions

Making a purchase on web site

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Filter Candle arrives damaged

Don't panic you won't be out of pocket. Has the delivery package been squashed or punched by Australia Post ? If so take your package to your Post Office and lodge a claim. If the package looks ok then give us a call or send us an email through the contact us option on this web site.

All Purifier delivers are guaranteed and insured. If there are damages we will replace the part that is damaged during delivery.

How Long will my parcel take to arrive?

That depends totally on where you live. We do everything we can to have your water filter processed and packaged ready for delivery the very same day you order it. But failing that it will be sent the very next day.

If you live in a capital city you will have your filter/purifier or tap within 2 to 3 business day’s by Fastway Couriers or for PO BOX by Aust Post

If you live in a regional Centre allow 3 to 6 business day’s.

If you want it fast select 'Express Post' - Its so fast, that it arrives at the customer before I email the tracking code, but it can be expensive for heavy items.

In a remote rural area to be honest standard Aust Parcel post can take up to 7-10 business day’s.

** Please Note: Around Public holidays in the various states, no mail moves on these days, so even after public(state) holidays the parcels bank up at the Australia Post depot's until they can be processed.

Christmas/Easter time Australia Standard Post is very slow, best to select Express Post for lite items. Standard Australia Post can take more than a week during this period.

Water Candle Life

Ceramic Water Filter candles are to be used to filter town and tank water through a Water Purifier. If the tank water blocks the filter in a short space of time you may need to fit a particle filter on your tank's water supply. Average life of a Model 288 candle is around 6 months, however this does vary depending on water purifier use and original water quality. Remember to clean the candle if it slows down early, see packaging for instructions.

Fluoride Free (UltraCeram) or Model 288 candles?

The UltraCeram is a UK product that specialises in also removing 97% Fluoride, as well as all the other nasties the model 288 removes. They are larger so are expected to last longer and flow faster, however they are a lot more expensive too.

There is a big 2 sided argument as to whether fluoride should be in our water, and that’s what your decision will come down to. Most products don’t remove it because its hard to remove and too costly. Most people just want the water filtered from bacteria, dirt, chlorine and heavy metals and like the fluoride for flavour or don't care. Some people try it out just as a test. If you over filter water it does become flat tasting, these candles are popular and they have been on the market for many years now. I personally just use a normal filter because I don’t like the chlorine smell or taste and like the smooth feeling filtered water feels when it goes down my throat compared to unfiltered water. The Ultraceram filter candle is becoming very popular though.

Overseas Order

It is really only financially viable to send filter candles/taps overseas because it is calculated by weight. With heavy items like the ceramic/ming water purifier units, the cost of postage becomes greater than the Water Purifier you are purchasing, around $160+AUD. There are benefits to sending candles overseas, because the GST is removed from the price once you select an overseas country and the Australia dollar is low and the postage to New Zealand, UK, Hong Kong, China etc...isn't that high. I have sent Purifier units to New Zealand and Quatar. Contact me via contact us with Country, State and postcode and what you intend to purchase and I will reply with quote. Water Purifiers weight around 10+ kgs Australis Candle Model 288 weights around 250g each

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Want to buy the filter candles from a shop?

Australis candles are sold in health food stores around Australia. We are suppliers of ceramic water filter candles and purifiers to various shops around Australia

Stocked by:

GoVita Burwood One Shopping Centre (near Coles), 172-210 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East VIC 3151 (Alabaster, Blue Grass, Billabong Blue & Gloss Black and Ultraceram, Doulton 5" & Model 288) 0491 704 488

Going Green Solutions eco-lifestyle shop,  929 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd, Hurstbridge VIC 03 9718 0126 (Filter candles only)

Watershop Pure Water Specialist/Greenslopes 95 Invermore St MOUNT GRAVATT EAST QLD 4122 07 3397 1320 (Model 288 filters candles)

Holistic Healthfood 91 Station St SANDRINGHAM VIC Melbourne 03 9598 2663 (Billabong Units & Ultracerams candles & Fermentation pots)

Organic Wholefoodstore - 9/47 Bowral St BOWRAL NSW (02) 4861 1322 (Model 288 Filter candles only)

Freshly Squeezed WaterCo -38 Ramsay Rd FIVE DOCK NSW (02) 9712 1022 (Model 288 replacement filters candles only)

Earth To Life - 489 Dean St (ALBURY)/WODONGA  NSW  (Stoneware Water Purifiers & Filter candles) 02 6021 1621

Bendigo Pottery - 146 Midland Highway EPSOM  (03) 5448 4404 (Model 288 Filter candles only)

Fountain Health Foods - 11 Killians Walk, BENDIGO, VIC (03) 5443 8035 (Ming Water Purifiers & Alabaster units & model 288 & Ultracerams)

The Grocer & Co Organics  Orange NSW - 52 Mcnamara St Orange NSW 0478350925 (Billabong Units Ultraceram/ Model 288)

Nth Suburbs Filters - Shop 6/20 Bungan St MONA VALE NSW (02) 99795855 (Stoneware Water Purifiers & Filter candles)

Pure Water Systems - 27 Leda Dr BURLEIGH HEADS QLD 4220 (07) 5576 6966 (Model 288 Filter candles only)

The Pure Water Shop -WaterWorld -259 Fullarton Road PARKSIDE SA 5063 08 - 8373 5500  (Ming Rose & Alabaster Purifiers)

Green Concepts - Hong Kong 2/F., Prosperous Commercial Building, 54 Jardine's Bazaar   Causeway Bay (Gravity Filters & Billabong Blue units)

Selected Go-Vita stores stock the Australis Water Filter Candle model 288 and the chrome plated water purifier tap suitable for most ceramic water purifiers. You can request your local GoVita store to order them from their head office.