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QLD DNRM Surface Water Licences linked to Spatial Locations - v1 20140313


The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme. This dataset was derived from multiple datasets. You can find a link to the parent datasets in the Lineage Field in this metadata statement. The History Field in this metadata statement describes how this dataset was derived.

This dataset is adapted from an extract from the QLD Dept of Natural Resource and Mines licensing data from the water management system. The dataset includes basic right (domestic & stock) licences as well as surface water licences (eg. irigation, town supply etc). Surface water licences can have an allocation as megalitres or a right to irrigate a certain number of hectares. There is no basic conversion to determine how many megalites/hecatre. The volume allocated for domestic and stock also varies based on the management area. This information can be found resource operations plan or water sharing rules.


For licences that do not have a offtake lat/long, this has been linked to the Cadastre information (also provided by DNRM) that ties the offtake to the centroid of the property.

Although this is not 100% accurate, it now allows future users of the surface water licences to be able to plot locations within a catchment.

In all cases, the 'off-take lat' and 'off-take long' should be used where available. This is the location provided from the licensing system where one was available. Where no location is provided for the offtake, the 'centroid lat' and 'centroid long' should be used.

DNRM counld not supply GIS layers for the water management areas refered to in the dataset.

Dataset History

An additional column, 'asset class' was also added to the dataset for the purpose of the economic asset database. "Asset Class'aggregates the purpose of the licence into the set classes for the Asset Database. Where purpose = domestic; or domestic & stock; or stock then it was classed as 'basic water right'. Where it is listed as both a domestic/stock and a licensed use such as irrigation, it was classed as a 'water access right.' All other take and use were classed as a 'water access right'.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2013) QLD DNRM Surface Water Licences linked to Spatial Locations - v1 20140313. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 12 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/caf51590-ad61-492d-87b6-89fc95ff842a.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title QLD DNRM Surface Water Licences linked to Spatial Locations - v1 20140313
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au), (c) State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines) 2014, (c) State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines)
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/064efc6c-3fab-421f-a7d6-6b2d1ac7c6df
Date Published 2016-03-22
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-22 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage NONE
Jurisdiction Queensland
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program