Data delivery

What water information must my organisation give?

Named persons or organisations listed in the Water Regulations 2008, need to give specified water information that is in an electronic format and in their possession, custody or control.

In most cases this refers to historical and new or ongoing information of the specified kinds that is in their electronic data management systems.

The types of water information to be given to the Bureau under the Regulations have been classified into ten categories; each category is further defined by subcategories of water information.

Go to Water Regulations online to find out which categories of water information your organisation is required to provide under the Water Regulations 2008, including when you first need to provide water information to the Bureau.

Other things to know

Organisations are not required to begin collecting new water information or to reformat their existing paper based information into an electronic format.

Organisations are not required to give specified water information if they reasonably believe that it is already in the Bureau's possession and they have informed the Bureau in writing of their belief.

Special conditions relate to water information collected in projects running less than four years in duration and water information from short-term projects.

Any water information that is updated or changed will need to be given again.

Acknowledging receipt

Bureau acknowledging data received via FTP

When an organisation transfers data via FTP for the first time, they will be sent email acknowledgement within five business days of receipt. Acknowledgement will be sent to the primary email address supplied to the Bureau

A formal acknowledgement will be sent by mail and posted within five business days of receiving the first data by FTP. The letter will be sent to the executive contact we have on our records. All data providers should nominate an executive contact and postal address.

All nominations or changes of primary email notifications and executive contact postal addresses can be emailed to waterdatasupport@bom.gov.au.

Acknowledging data received by post in CD/DVD format or on an external storage device

An email acknowledgement will be sent within five business days of receiving the data. The acknowledgement will be emailed to the address provided by the sender and or an email address that was previously supplied. All data providers should nominate a primary email address to receive such a notification.

A formal acknowledgement letter will be mailed to the executive contact on our records within five business days of receiving the data. All data providers should nominate an executive contact and postal address.

All nominations or changes of primary email notifications and executive contact postal addresses can be emailed to waterdatasupport@bom.gov.au

Acknowledging data received by Email

Email acknowledgement will be emailed within five business days of receiving the data. The acknowledgement will be emailed to the address provided by the sender and or an email address that was previously supplied. All data providers should nominate a primary email address for receiving such a notification.


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