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National Groundwater Information System

The System's data are subject to copyright. The System comprises several datasets: bores, bore logs, georasters, geovolumes, aquifers and groundwater management areas. Please note that a data owner may apply different terms and conditions for using each dataset.

Most of the data in the System (bores, bore logs, georasters and geovolumes) are supplied by the lead water agency in each State or Territory. The Water Corporation also supplies data for Western Australia. Data providers have agreed to apply a Creative Commons licence to this material. Click Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence to obtain the terms of that licence, and include the attribution specified below when reusing their material.

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State/Territory Data provider Attribution
Australian Capital Territory Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate © ACT Environment Protection Authority
New South Wales WaterNSW © WaterNSW
Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources © Northern Territory Government (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)
Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines © State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines)
South Australia Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources © Crown in right of the State of South Australia
Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment © State of Tasmania (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment)
Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning © State of Victoria (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
Western Australia Department of Water and Environmental Regulation © State of Western Australia (Department of Water and Environmental Regulation)
Western Australia Water Corporation © Water Corporation

The Bureau has collated and standardised the aquifer and groundwater management area datasets from national, State/Territory and regional datasets. The licensing for the input datasets is specified below.

Aquifers
Data owners applying a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence

The data owners listed below have made their data available under a Creative Commons licence. Click Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence to obtain the terms of that licence, and include the attribution specified below when reusing their material.

Data owner Dataset/s Attribution
Bureau of Meteorology Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (AHGF) Surficial Hydrogeological Unit
AHGF Water Table Aquifer
Murray Basin 3D Aquifer Model
© Commonwealth of Australia (Bureau of Meteorology)
Geoscience Australia Australian Geological Provinces
Hydrogeological Atlas of the Great Artesian Basin
WASANT Palaeovalley Map
© Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
NSW Department of Industry – DPI Water NSW Water Sharing Plans
Lachlan Formation
© State of NSW (DPI Water)
NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources NT Hydrogeologic Units © Northern Territory Government (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)
SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources SA Aquifers
SA Groundwater Basins
© Crown in right of the State of South Australia
TAS Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Tasmanian Hydrogeologic Units © State of Tasmania (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment)
VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Secure Allocations, Future Entitlements (SAFE) © State of Victoria (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
Other data owners

The data owner listed below has not specified terms and conditions for using their data. Before using their material, please contact them to obtain terms of use.

Data owner Dataset Contact organisation
WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation WA Statewide Hydrogeology
Divertible Water Allocation Information Database (DWAID) Aquifers
Postal: Locked Bag 33, Cloisters Square, PERTH WA 6850
Phone: 08 - 6364 7000
Web: dwer.wa.gov.au
Spatial custodian: Goran Alibegovic
Email: goran.alibegovic@dwer.wa.gov.au
Groundwater management areas
Data owners applying a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence

The data owners listed below have made their data available under a Creative Commons licence. Click Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence to obtain the terms of that licence, and include the attribution specified below when reusing their material.

Data owner Dataset/s Attribution
QLD Department of Natural Resources and Mines Various QLD groundwater management areas © State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines)
Murray–Darling Basin Authority MDB Groundwater Sustainable Diversion Limits (SDL) Resource Units © Commonwealth of Australia (Murray–Darling Basin Authority)
NSW Department of Primary Industries – DPI Water NSW Water Sharing Plans © State of NSW (DPI Water)
NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources NT Water Management Areas © Northern Territory Government (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)
SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources SA Prescribed Water Resources Areas, Prescribed Wells Areas, Notice of Intent for an Area, River Murray Protection Area © Crown in right of the State of South Australia
TAS Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Sassafrass - Wesley Vale Groundwater Management Area © State of Tasmania (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment)
VIC Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VIC Groundwater Management Areas, Water Supply Protection Areas © State of Victoria (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
Other data owners

The data owner listed below has not specified terms and conditions for using their data. Before using their material, please contact them to obtain terms of use.

Data owner Dataset Contact organisation
WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation WA Water Allocation Plans, Groundwater Areas Postal: Locked Bag 33, Cloisters Square, PERTH WA 6850
Phone: 08 - 6364 7000
Web: dwer.wa.gov.au
Spatial custodian: Goran Alibegovic
Email: goran.alibegovic@dwer.wa.gov.au

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