Announced entitlements and announced allocations

In certain circumstances, the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) may make an announcement limiting the water that may be taken under a water licence or water allocation for a water year. These limitations are referred to as announced allocations, announced entitlements or annual announced limits. These occur in certain situations, including times of drought, low water availability or stress on water resources.

Announced entitlements and annual announced limits

A water management area that has been identified in the Water Regulation 2016, a water plan or a water management protocol may have water sharing rules which are subject to announced entitlements or annual announced limits.

  • Announced entitlements may apply to unsupplemented water licences and unsupplemented water allocations managed by DNRME. Holders of a water licence or water allocation that are subject to an announced entitlement will be notified before the start of their water year and will be advised of any additional changes that may occur throughout that year.
  • Annual announced limits apply to unsupplemented water allocations. Holders of a water allocation that is subject to an annual announced limit will be notified before the start of their water year.

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Announcement (%) effective date

Announced allocations

Announced allocations can apply to both supplemented and unsupplemented water allocations.

  • Supplemented water allocations are managed by a water supply scheme operator such as Sunwater or Seqwater. Holders of a supplemented water allocation should check with their current announced allocation with their local water supply scheme operator.
  • Unsupplemented water allocations are managed by DNRME. Holders of an unsupplemented water allocation subject to announced allocations will be notified by DNRME at the start of their water year and advised of any additional changes that may occur throughout that year.

Pioneer groundwater management area announced allocations

Zone

Announced allocation %

Effective date

Pioneer River- Zone 4A

100%

1 July 2017

Pioneer River- Zone 4B

100%

1 July 2017

Pioneer River- Zone 4C

100%

1 July 2017

Pioneer River- Zone 4D

100%

1 July 2017

Pioneer River- Zone 4E

100%

1 July 2017

Pioneer River- Zone 4F

100%

1 July 2017

Pioneer River- Zone 4G

100%

1 July 2017

Septimus- Zone 5

100%

1 July 2017

McGregor Creek- Zone 6

100%

1 July 2017

Eton Kinchant- Zone 7A

100%

1 July 2017

Eton Kinchant- Zone 7B

100%

1 July 2017

Eton Kinchant- Zone 7C

100%

1 July 2017

Eton Kinchant- Zone 7D

100%

1 July 2017

Mt Vince- Zone 8A

100%

1 July 2017

Mt Vince- Zone 8B

100%

1 July 2017

Mt Vince- Zone 8C

100%

1 July 2017

South Sandy Creek- Zone 9

100%

1 July 2017

Sandy Creek- Zone 10A

100%

1 July 2017

Sandy Creek- Zone 10B

100%

1 July 2017

Bakers Creek- Zone 11A

100%

1 July 2017

Bakers Creek- Zone 11B

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal North- Zone 12A

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal North- Zone 12B

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Central- Zone 13A

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Central- Zone 13B

100%

1 July 2017

Oakenden- Zone 14A

100%

1 July 2017

Oakenden- Zone 14B

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Main- Zone 15A

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Main- Zone 15B

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Main- Zone 15BA

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Main- Zone 15C

100%

1 July 2017

Coastal Main- Zone 15D

70%

1 July 2017

Sandringham Creek- Zone 16

80%

1 July 2017

To understand how your announced allocation was calculated, you can download the calculation sheet (XLS, 27KB). If your zone is subject to seawater intrusion adjustment, you will find the relevant zone in the AA- With EC adjustment tab. If your zone is not subject to seawater intrusion adjustment, you will find your zone in the AA- Without EC adjustment tab.

* Calculations for Zone 17A - Pioneer groundwater management area (XLS, 15KB) — referenced in the entitlements search above.