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

Check whether your property is covered by the plan on the Queensland Globe water plan map (use Google Chrome for best results) or download the Mitchell water plan area map (PDF, 2.8MB).

What's happening?

  • 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.

Water management


Type of waterManagement
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

Accessing water

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 us

Contact the Mareeba business centre for more information on water management and how you can access water in the Mitchell water plan area.

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