Groundwater monitoring for resource impacts

The extraction of groundwater through resource development operations may lower water levels and impact on water bores in the surrounding area.

To help manage these impacts, groundwater levels are monitored at a large number of sites throughout Queensland. The data is sourced from:

  • resource company monitoring bores
  • Groundwater Net - a network of private bores monitored by landholders
  • Groundwater Online - a network of strategically located bores equipped with loggers and monitored continuously.

Get involved in Groundwater Net monitoring

We facilitate a landholder monitoring network whose volunteers collect and submit data from their own bores. To get involved, please contact us.

To submit groundwater monitoring records online visit My Groundwater Monitoring.

Attend our upcoming workshops

During October 2019, the Groundwater Investigations and Assessment Team will be presenting monitoring results for Wallumbilla (North & South), Injune (East & West), Eurombah Creek, Fairview, Taroom, Miles/Drillham, Noonga/Dulacca) and Wandoan areas at our annual workshops.

Everyone is welcome to attend. You do not need to register.

Topics for this year’s workshops include the following:

  • Local area monitoring report, comparing monitoring data supplied by the resource companies against data from the government loggers and landholder monitoring
  • The 2019 Underground Water Impact Report - what has changed and why
  • Designing and constructing a CSG well.

Workshop times and locations

WallumbillaMonday 14 October9.30am to 2pmWallumbilla CWA Hall
InjuneTuesday 15 October9.30am to 2pmInjune Bowls Club
TaroomWednesday 16 October9.30am to 2pmTaroom Bowls Club
WandoanThursday 17 October9.30am to 2pmBushlander Motel
NoongaFriday 18 October9.30am to 2pmNoonga Hall

Benefits of joining Groundwater Net

  • You will receive information and support to monitor the water level/pressure of your own bore(s).
  • Regular monitoring will provide you with good baseline data for assessing groundwater impacts or identifying any bore performance issues.
  • Participate in workshops and discuss monitoring data, groundwater trends and predicted impacts of resource development specific to your local area with other landholders, government and industry.

Accessing groundwater data

The Groundwater Net Digital Report 2018 for the Surat Cumulative Management Area summarises groundwater monitoring data collected from the community, government and the resource industry.

Other groundwater data can be accessed by using the Queensland Globe and the Water Monitoring Information Portal.

Related information


General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)