Water resources

Managing water use, protecting our waterways and promoting water sustainability.

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.

Cockburn groundwater allocation plan

The 2021 Cockburn groundwater allocation plan guides our management of groundwater resources to support both water users and the ecosystems that depend on groundwater.

Gnangara groundwater allocation plan

The 2021 Gnangara groundwater allocation plan: draft for public comment sets out how we will manage the Gnangara groundwater system – Perth’s largest natural water resource – to continue adapting to climate change.

Submit requests for water planning advice

Advice is provided to decision making authorities and considers potential impacts on the State’s water resources from future land planning and development proposals.