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Expressions of interest for unallocated water from the Western Great Artesian Basin

We are investigating the release of unallocated Great Artesian Basin groundwater from parts of the Eromanga and Adori Injune aquifer units underlying Western Queensland.

To help us better understand demand for these groundwater resources, we invite potential water users to express their interest in accessing water from the Hooray, Cadna-owie, Springbok Walloon and Hutton groundwater formations (PDF, 885KB) in Western Queensland.

Your responses will help us better understand the demand for these water resources and guide us in determining the best way to get this water into the hands of those who will make use of it. As the water accessibility and quality of these aquifers is variable, this process will also allow us to work with those who express interest to identify these requirements.

Note: Submitting an expression of interest does not automatically make you eligible for grant of a water entitlement.

How to express your interest

Expressions of interest close 5pm, Monday 30 November 2020.

You can either:

Contact us

To discuss these water resources with the department, phone 13QGOV (13 74 68) or email

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