Groundwater telemetry trial

We began a groundwater telemetry trial in 2019, funded by the State Groundwater Investigation Program.

We collect groundwater monitoring data to sustainably manage Western Australia's groundwater resources. Automatic groundwater-level data loggers are installed in about 700 bores across the state. We collect manual measurements from an additional 2,000 bores. Many bores are in remote locations that are difficult to access.

We began a groundwater telemetry trial in 2019, funded by the State Groundwater Investigation Program. To test their application and efficiency, we have installed 40 telemetered data loggers in the Peel, Gingin, Broome and Kununurra areas. If the trial is successful, we will roll out groundwater monitoring telemetry in priority areas across the state. We aim to improve data availability and reduce data collection efforts for groundwater monitoring.

Where to get more details

You can ask for more information on the groundwater telemetry trial by emailing groundwater.info@dwer.wa.gov.au.

Read more about our groundwater investigations across Western Australia.

Page reviewed 26 July 2022