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Water use and monitoring

  • Water permits, licences and fees

    Find out information on the licence requirements and guidelines for the use of water resources in Queensland.

  • Water charges and restrictions

    The last remaining water restrictions in South East Queensland (SEQ) were lifted on 1 January 2013.

  • Water quality monitoring

    Assessing the quality – and quantity – of our fresh water is vital for planning and managing this important statewide resource.

  • Using water wisely

    By using rain water tanks or greywater systems, or by simply fixing a leaking tap, you can make a big difference.

  • Water treatment

    The rivers, dams and recycled water providers that feed into these systems are all regulated by the Queensland Water Supply Regulator.

  • Dams and catchment areas

    There are 23 major catchment areas in Queensland. This information shows how we plan and manage the water resources they contain.

  • Water bores and groundwater management

    Information about putting down a water bore, and laws relating to water bore drilling and licences.

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Last reviewed
30 September 2016
Last updated
16 May 2014

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