Wet Tropics 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 Wet Tropics water plan area map (PDF, 607KB).

What's happening?

  • 30 November 2024: Due date for meter revalidations for the Mulgrave-Russell catchment area.
  • 31 May 2023: Supporting documents have been moved into new formats to align with the current water planning framework. This includes publishing a water management protocol. The provisions under these documents have not changed.
  • October 2022: The Wet Tropics water plan expires on 1 September 2024.

Water management


Type of waterManagement
Surface water Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements
Overland flow Not managed
Underground water

Check the water plan information below for rules and requirements in these groundwater management areas: Mulgrave-Russell, Mossman, Southern Tablelands, Lower Johnstone, South Johnstone, Liverpool Creek, Tully, Lower Herbert

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.
Relocatable water licences Available. Read about the relocatable water licence market.
Seasonal water assignment

Check the water management protocol for rules and read about the application process.

Contact us

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

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