Bulk water prices for South East Queensland

2018–21 South East Queensland (SEQ) bulk water prices

The following prices for 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021 were implemented based on recommendations from the Queensland Competition Authority.

Bulk water prices for SEQ councils ($/kilolitre)

Council2019–202020–21*2021–22*
Brisbane $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Gold Coast $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Ipswich $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Lockyer Valley $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Logan $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Moreton Bay $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Noosa $2.953 $3.122 $3.231
Redland $2.935 $3.122 $3.231
Scenic Rim $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Somerset $3.017 $3.122 $3.231
Sunshine Coast $2.953 $3.122 $3.231

*Note: Water prices across South East Queensland council areas reached parity in 2020–21 under the QCA’s recommended price path for 2018–19 to 2020–21. Accordingly, all council areas will pay the same bulk water price of $3.231 per kilolitre for 2021-22.

Indicative bulk water costs for SEQ households (SEQ average 160 kilolitres/year)

Council2019–202020–212021–22
Brisbane $483 $500 $517
Gold Coast $483 $500 $517
Ipswich $483 $500 $517
Lockyer Valley $483 $500 $517
Logan $483 $500 $517
Moreton Bay $483 $500 $517
Noosa $472 $500 $517
Redland $470 $500 $517
Scenic Rim $483 $500 $517
Somerset $483 $500 $517
Sunshine Coast $472 $500 $517

Note: Figures are based on the Queensland Competition Authority's advice of the average household water use of 160kl of water a year (equivalent to 2.5 people using 169 litres each per day).

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