Water allocations

Water allocations provide water access entitlement holders with the volume of water that can be used or traded in each water year. The allocation will depend on seasonal conditions and particular regulations. Water allocations are the responsibility of States and Territories, with links to jurisdiction information provided below.

New South Wales



  • Allocation announcements  for supplemented (regulated) entitlements are provided by SunWater 
  • Announcements for take for unsupplemented (unregulated) entitlements are usually made by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

South Australia

Western Australia


Northern Territory

  • Allocation announcements are currently made annually under the rules of the Katherine Tindall Water Allocation Plan.

Australian Capital Territory

  • No water allocations.