Self-reading your water meter

You must read and submit your water meter to the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. The department will tell you when this is required via a meter reading notice.

Self-reading your meter enables you to best manage your water use and the information submitted to the department supports sustainable rural water management.

Check for faults

Make sure you read about the requirements for entitlement holders and regularly inspect your meter to ensure it isn’t faulty.

When you give your meter reading to the department, you must report any fault with the meter as well. The meter reading notice will explain how to do this.

You’ll need to report any fault within 3 business days.

Submit your meter reading

You can submit your meter reading online.

Submit your meter reading

Alternatively, you can print and complete a meter reading form (PDF, 1.6MB) and return it to the department.

How to read your meter

The information below provides guidance about how to obtain readings from specific types of water meters.

Dial of the Davies Shepherd meter

Davies Shepherd

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

In this example, the reading would be 363173

Dial of the Elster R2000 Water Meter 80 - 125mm

Elster R2000 Water Meter 80 - 125mm

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

In this example, the reading would be 1395965

Dial of the Elster R2000 Water Meter 150 - 300mm

Elster R2000 Water Meter 150 - 300mm

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

In this example, the reading would be 0000028

Dial of the Elster R1000 Water Meter 50mm - 125mm

Elster R1000 Water Meter 50mm - 125mm

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

In this example, the reading would be 000002

Dial of the Elster R1000 Water Meter 150

Elster R1000 Water Meter 150mm - 300mm

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

In this example, the reading would be 000001

Dial of the Siemens MAG 8000 Water Meter

Siemens MAG 8000 Water Meter

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

In this example, the reading would be 00075642.

Under normal conditions the meter will display the total volume that has passed through the meter in megalitres. Pressing the key (black triangle in the yellow square) will cycle the display through the display screens:

  1. total volume in megalitres
  2. total reverse volume in megalitres
  3. flowrate in megalitres per day
  4. error status
  5. display test.

After 10 minutes without pressing the key, the display will time-out and go back to the total volume display

Dial of the Arad Multijet Water Meter

Arad Multijet Water Meter

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

For example, this reading would be 000004

Dial of the Arad IRT Water Meter 80mm - 250mm

Arad IRT Water Meter 80mm - 250mm

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

For example, this reading would be 000004

Dial of the Arad Turbo WST Water Meter 50mm - 200mm

Arad Turbo WST Water Meter 50mm - 200mm

Provide the series of numbers on the dial of your meter including leading and trailing zeros.

For example, this reading would be 000005

Also consider...

  • For more information about self-read of meters, please contact your local departmental office or email NRO.Water@rdmw.qld.gov.au.