How water is allocated

Each year the government reviews how much water can be taken from certain water resources in the Northern Territory.

The annual review helps to manage these water resources in a sustainable way.

Water allocations are announced annually on the 1st of May and will apply to related water extraction licences until the next announcement.   

Water allocations can change from year to year and are determined by the predicted water levels for that year.

To find out more go to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources website.

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Last updated: 05 April 2017