Backed by 40+ Years Tank Experience, We Deliver Quality and Value Second-to-None

Starting out in 1984, John Fleming began a small family business manufacturing tanks for the local Northern Rivers market. After 40+ years of innovation, stable management and an ongoing commitment to excellent customer service, we’re now one of the leading water tank manufacturers in Australia.


A Message from our Founder and Managing Director

Thank you for visiting The Tank Factory, a branch of Duraplas Industries. Duraplas has been manufacturing quality tanks in Australia since 1984. At The Tank Factory, we’re proud to offer a huge variety of factory-direct water tanks, all at heavily discounted ‘online only’ prices.

We’re committed to delivering the best water tanks in the industry at a price you can afford. Our range includes the Duraplas New Generation™ Poly Tank range, and the Kingspan Water Aquaplate® Steel Tanks Range, along with a comprehensive range of accessories, pumps, aquaculture products and more. Whether you’re looking for a small 340 litre tank for your outdoor BBQ area, a large 34,000 litre tank for a commercial property/Farm, or something in-between, The Tank Factory has the perfect tank for you. In fact, we offer over 1,745 different tank sizes, styles and colour combinations for you to select from!

While we’re proud to offer you huge savings and very competitive pricing, don’t for a moment think that you’re sacrificing quality.

Our round and slimline polyethylene tank range is backed by a 20-year guarantee (10 + 10), and our steel tank range is backed by a 20 year minimum-life guarantee on the Aquaplate® steel and a 10 year construction guarantee covering the assembly and sealing. What’s more, our tanks lead the industry with New Generation™ Poly Tank Technology, meaning careful computer aided rib design, no vertical join lines, no centre pole, and dome self-supporting roof providing extra tank strength and rigidity. Guaranteed heavy-duty ‘shot weights’ mean thicker walls and more rigidity than other makes, and ensuring your quality tank will serve you faithfully year upon year. You can read more about how are tanks compare here.

We believe in delivering good old-fashioned service. Our friendly and experienced staff live and breath ‘tanks’ and look forward to helping you invest in the perfect water tank for your needs. We have gone to a lot of effort to provide detailed info and a comprehensive list of FAQs on our website, so please do take a look. If you still need some guidance or have a query, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced staff, who will be happy to assist.

I hope you will join our thousands of satisfied customers and choose The Tank Factory for your next water tank. With our huge range, competitive pricing, industry-leading tank design and excellent service, it may well be the easiest decision you have to make all day! Our friendly and experienced team look forward to assisting.

Best Regards,

John Fleming
Founder and Managing Director since 1984

The Beginning 

Ajay Fibreglass (The company from which The Tank Factory was born) began manufacturing a range of quality fibreglass reinforced water and molasses storage tanks on a property just outside of Alstonville NSW.

Within eighteen months the original manufacturing facility was too small and a new factory was built in the local industrial estate. The main market in the initial years was between Brisbane and Coffs Harbour and west to Tenterfield. Demand grew strongly in the first ten years and Ajay Fibreglass employed 4-6 staff.

New Generation™ Range

The market for rainwater storage tanks broadened in the early nineties. Poly tanks became very popular and were in strong demand. The New Generation™ range of Duraplas tanks was like nothing else and hit the market by storm. The combined New Generation™ design features such as computer aided rib design, dome self-supporting roof and no vertical parting lines were unique and placed Duraplas Tanks in a class of their own.

Demand rapidly grew and by 2005 the company was manufacturing 24 hours a day, six days a week. The fleet of eighteen delivery trucks now serviced a market from Canberra in the south to Rockhampton in North Queensland.

The Tank Factory Goes Live

The Tank Factory goes live. This newly established totally web based company instantly establishes itself as the number one online tank retailer. Thousands of web based clients were now purchasing direct from the manufacturer from the convenience of their own home, and with complete access to our highly sought-after tank range. The Tank Factory website makes the whole process easy, and provides all the information customers need to choose the perfect tank for their property, including photos, dimensions, specifications and more. This is all backed by the support of our experienced staff ready to assist with any queries. Quality Duraplas Poly Tanks and Kingspan Water Steel Tanks are exclusively supplied, delivering customers the best tanks in the industry at discount prices.

Customers love being able to easily order online and have a quality tank delivered to their door, while still benefiting from the same good old fashioned service, not normally experienced when ordering products online.

Record Year

Online sales have now increased dramatically and The Tank Factory had it’s biggest ever year in 2017! More and more customers are turning to The Tank Factory, now synonymous for quality and value in the tank industry.

With water becoming increasingly a rare and precious commodity, the sales team at The Tank Factory look forward to helping thousands more customers capture and safely store their own rainwater in the years ahead.

We look forward to assisting with your next tank purchase, whether it be a round tank, slimline tank, perhaps one of our underground varieties, or a model from our steel tank range.

State Finalist

Business Awards John FlemingThe Tank Factory wins the 2018 Excellence in Business Award, and becomes a 2018 State Finalist. While we work day in day out to deliver excellent products and service to our valued customers, it’s exciting to be recognised as a leader in the field, and we’re thrilled to have received this award and become a state finalist.


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  • "Today I experienced the best customer service I could imagine."

    T Marker
    Hi the tank factory, Today I experienced the best customer service I could imagine . - I needed to arrange people to help with the delivery / installation . - Delivery was made 5 minutes within ETA - The driver assured me, there was no reason to be concerned about what was going to happen . - I had 3 people with me to assist the exercise . - The driver explained how things would happen with safety being paramount . - It happened as he said it would . The 3 people I had to help were a 23 y/0 labour  //  45 y/o fireman // 50 y/o sales rep . We all agreed that the driver was somebody that  " the tank factory ' should be very proud of as an employee . Congratulations  --  he is the face of your business to the client like me . My invoice number was 4574 . Regards,
  • "I congratulate you and The tank Factory staff not only on the presentation of the tank but the communication and assistance thoughtout"

    Ray and Lorraine
    Good Morning Russell, Lorraine and I would like to pass on our thanks and congratulate you and The tank Factory staff not only on the presentation of the tank but the communication and assistance thought out, the colour is brilliant and matches the roof exactly. It was a pleasure to deal with such a firm please pass on our thanks to all concerned including Rod who delivered the tank he is an asset to the company. Although he would have looked better with his NSW cap on I am also from NSW and my mate Peter could not say much as we were 2 against 1 him all in good fun. All this would not have been possible had it not been for you many thanks and all the best for the future. Regards, Ray and Lorraine
  • "Our tank looks amazing. Great product and excellent service... thank you!"

    Sue and Steve
    Hi there, We ordered a 22,700 litre water tank via The Tank Factory and our tank was delivered today by Murray. We would just like to say thank you for the fantastic service we received from Russell at the Tank Factory and from Murray. Murray arrived when he said he would, placed the tank expertly on the pad and all this was done with a wonderful attitude.Our tank looks amazing. Great product and excellent service... thank you! Kind regards, Sue and Steve
  • "I would have no hesitation in recommending The Tank Factory to my friends and associates based on this experience"

    Jay/Russell, The tanks arrived today and I just wanted to say that the driver who delivered the tanks (Rod) was very good in keeping us informed on delivery time and displayed great customer service with the delivery and discussions about the tanks with both myself and plumber. He certainly is a credit to your company and I would have no hesitation in recommending The Tank Factory to my friends and associates based on this experience. Please forward this email to the Head of your Customer service section. Thanks Bob
  • "It has been a pleasure doing business with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends. "

    Good morning, We got our tank yesterday morning as promised. Many thanks to Nathan for his guidance and help in getting the tank into the right spot. His attitude and friendliness are a credit to both himself and your company. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends. Regards, Derek
  • "We are very happy to see our tanks on site and delivered safely"

    Mary Klazema
    Hi Russell, As discussed on the phone, I just wanted to commend the delivery team who delivered and installed our tanks. Jim and the boys were very professional and are a credit to the Tankworks team (who deliver the steel range of tanks for The Tank Factory). Our property has a steep driveway and Jim manoeuvred the truck so skilfully, his driving skills are outstanding which allowed the tanks to be unloaded with minimal fuss. They worked cooperatively and professionally.  Thank you to all, We are very happy to see our tanks on site and delivered safely, From, Mary Klazema  
  • "Your professionalism and service were outstanding throughout the purchase"

    Matt Meury
    Luke, apologies for not sending this sooner. I would like to THANK yourself and the whole team for all your help organising and delivering my new water tank. Your professionalism and service were outstanding throughout the purchase. I was always kept up to date and nothing was too hard. Well done Luke and the team. I cant speak more highly of Duraplas. Please forward this to John. Regards, Matt Meury
  • "It is always a pleasure to interface with men of this calibre. Thank you"

    Rowley & Clare from Dorrigo, NSW
    On 1-Oct, two 5,000 gallon tanks were delivered to our rural property outside Dorrigo. I merely write to compliment you on your delivery team of Bert & Mick who are a credit to your company. Firstly, they kept us informed of their expected arrival time. Secondly, we found them to be top “can do” blokes who skilfully off-loaded both tanks precisely where we wanted them. It is always a pleasure to interface with men of this calibre. Thank you Rowley & Clare, Dorrigo, NSW
  • Tate
    Hello, Out tanks were delivered this week as planned.. Just wanted to let you know the delivery guy was exceptionally nice and helpful.. Thats on top of the whole ordering process being easy. Please keep doing what you are doing 🙂 Look forward to ordering from you in the future. Regards Tate
  • "Considering the quality of your product, I believe I received the best available product for a good price"

    Alex from Stokers Siding
    I recently purchased a tank online (Inv 6692) that was delivered by Tweed Tanks last week. This is the 4th Duraplas tank I have purchased. I wish to commend the delivery driver on his prompt & professional service. The experience was positive & exceeded any expectation I had. I would also like to commend you on delivering a quality product. The price was not the cheapest but was extrememly competative & I chose to support a local company. Considering the quality of your product, I believe I received the best available product for a good price. I will continue to recommend & use your products. Regards, Alex from Stokers Siding


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