Water quality publications


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.

National Water Quality Management Strategy

These guidelines have been endorsed and released by the Environment Protection Heritage Council (EPHC), the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council (NRMMC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). These guidelines are not mandatory and provide guidance on water quality management.

Policies and process for water quality management

Water quality benchmarks

Groundwater management

Diffuse and point sources

Guidelines for Sewerage Systems

Effluent Management

Water recycling

Other water quality publications and reports