Australian Government Water Leadership


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Australia faces major challenges in ensuring sustainable water supply in the face of drying climate and rising demand for water. In response, the Australian Government's provides national leadership in water reform for all Australians.

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Related Publications

  • Securing our Water Future - details the roles and responsibilities of Australian Government agencies involved in water reform - 2010