Check Perth groundwater information

The Perth Groundwater Map has been designed to help water-bore drillers, irrigators, and private householders establish groundwater bores in the watertable aquifer.

The Perth Groundwater Map provides information that:

  • indicates which areas are suitable or unsuitable for the development of a groundwater bore within the watertable (superficial) aquifer
  • estimates the depth to the watertable beneath a property
  • estimates the depth to the base of the watertable (superficial) aquifer beneath a property
  • this is the maximum allowable bore depth permitted for non-commercial use without an approved groundwater licence
  • gives an indication of the salinity of the groundwater at the bore site

For technical information contact our information line on 61 8 6364 6505 or email

Page reviewed 2 December 2019