Mitchell water plan area
This information will help you understand how water is managed in the water plan area and how you can access water.
Map of the water plan area
- 5 December 2023: The 5-yearly Minister’s performance assessment report (PDF, 4.1MB) for the Mitchell water plan has been released. The report confirms that the water plan and its implementation continue to sustainably manage water resources in the Mitchell catchment.
- October 2022: The Mitchell water plan expires on 1 November 2027.
|Type of water||Management|
|Surface water||Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements|
|Overland flow||Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements|
|Underground water||Check the Great Artesian Basin and Other Regional Aquifers water plan for underground water and spring water in the Great Artesian Basin and other important regional aquifers. Check the Mitchell water plan (below) for all other underground water|
Water plan information
- Water plan – to be read in conjunction with the Mitchell transitions from ROP to water plan (PDF, 493KB)
- Water management protocol (PDF, 2.9MB)
- Access historical documents and reports and previous water plans.
- Access the Minister's performance reports for the plan.
Follow the links below for more information on how to access water in the water plan area.
|Announced entitlements and limits||The water you can take through your water entitlement may be limited by announced entitlements and limits|
|Unallocated water releases||No current releases|
Contact the Mareeba business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Mitchell water plan area.
- Find out more about Indigenous water reserves.
- Get streamflow and groundwater data from the Queensland Government Water monitoring information portal.
- Access maps and water data using Queensland Globe or the water entitlement viewer.
- Find out about river improvement trusts and their work.
- View price information for permanent water allocation trades and relocatable water licences.
- Read about water planning and learn where to find information in the new water planning documents.
- Read the Water planning science plan 2020–2030 to find out how we use science to develop water plans and improve water planning.
- Last reviewed: 1 Jul 2022
- Last updated: 5 Dec 2023