Moreton 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 Moreton water plan area map (PDF, 186KB).

What's happening?

  • 8 May 2023: 100ML of unallocated water is available for use by community facilities and small businesses from Lower Brisbane River and Cabbage Tree Creek sub-catchments. Apply for a water licence now.
  • 8 July 2022: The latest Minister's performance assessment report is now available. It provides a performance assessment of the Moreton water Plan.

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 Moreton water plan (below) for underground water rules and requirements. 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.

Water plan information

Water supply scheme operators

The following schemes operate in the water plan area. Check the relevant operations manual for day-to-day operational, water sharing and seasonal water assignment rules.

Central Brisbane SeqwaterResource operations licence (PDF, 489KB)Operations manual (PDF, 191KB)
Central Lockyer SeqwaterResource operations licence (PDF, 288KB) Operations manual (PDF, 463KB)
Cressbrook Creek Toowoomba Regional CouncilResource operations licence (PDF, 248KB)Operations manual (PDF, 611KB)
Lower Lockyer Valley SeqwaterResource operations licence (PDF, 293KB)Operations manual (PDF, 637KB)
Pine Valleys SeqwaterResource operations licence (PDF, 488KB)Operations manual (PDF, 615KB)
Stanley River SeqwaterResource operations licence (PDF, 455KB)Operations manual (PDF, 617KB)
Warrill Valley SeqwaterResource operations licence (PDF, 301KB)Operations manual (PDF, 286KB)

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. Check announced entitlements and limits for unsupplemented water or contact the water supply scheme operator for supplemented water
Unallocated water releases No current releases
Water allocation trading - water supply schemes
Seasonal water assignment

Check the relevant water supply scheme operations manual (above) for rules or contact the water scheme operator for more information

Contact us

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

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