About the Water Regulations
The Regulations commenced on 30 June 2008 and give effect to a range of matters provided for in the Water Act 2007, such as:
- the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement
- management of Basin water resources
- water charge rules and water market rules
- water information
- transition matters related to the former MDB Agreement
For more on the broad policy picture, see Water Regulations Background
Part 7 of the Water Regulations
Part 7 of the Water Regulations deals with water information. It sets out the detailed requirements of the water information framework established by the Water Act 2007. It defines who must give specified water information to the Bureau, and the time and format in which it must be given. The Regulations individually name over 200 organisations which are required to give the Bureau specified water information that is in their possession, custody or control.
The Regulations use the term 'persons' to refer to organisations required to give water information to the Bureau. Learn about the different categories of persons in the regulations.
The Regulations classify water information into ten categories. Organisations may be listed in more than one category read more ....
Subcategories further divide each category of water information. read more ....
From time to time the Regulations requirements are amended. Learn more about upcoming amendments and amendments which have been made.
We encourage named organisations to become familiar with their requirements under the Regulations. You can do this by using our 'Water Regulations Online' tool to produce a customised report that lists your organisation's obligations.
More information and Support
You should also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for the basics on giving water information under the Regulations
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