The Department of Water operates numerous surface water and groundwater monitoring sites throughout Western Australia and collects data on the quality and quantity of the State’s water resources to ensure they are properly maintained.
The information, which includes surface water levels, flows and quality, drinking water and groundwater levels and quality, contributes to our understanding of the nature of the State's water resources, their fluctuations, and their response to changing climate and human pressures. This understanding allows us to make informed decisions, provide useful advice, and manage and plan effectively for safe and sustainable water supplies.
To request data please complete and submit a Data request form (pdf 600kb) or contact one of our water information officers.
Alternatively, you can contact us on:
Telephone: +61-8-6364 6505
Facsimile: +61-8-9426 4821
One of our information officers will contact you within 24 hours of receipt of your request. The turnaround time for your request will be advised when it is received, and will depend on the size of the request and our current ability to service demand.
You can also access data and other information from the Water Resources Information Catalogue (WRIC) and Water Resources Information Data (WRDATA) links below. Please note many of these applications display information in pop-up windows. Please allow pop-ups by turning off blockers in your browser or Internet security software.
Water Resources Information Catalogue (WRIC)
Index of water resources data, including water quality, rainfall, flows and water levels, collected from a variety of surface and groundwater monitoring sites throughout the State.
Water Resources Information Data (WRDATA)
Summary water resources data from surface water and rainfall monitoring sites throughout the state, including monthly and annual streamflow and rainfall information.
Requirements for the submission of resource information reports and data in electronic format - part A (pdf 1.4Mb)
This document contains specifications of data requirements and formats required for submission of resource information in electronic format. Note that whilst this document is primarily targeted at data required by the RIWI Regulations and Act it can be applied to any resource information data that is supplied to the Department, regardless of the purpose or project.
Requirements for the submission of resource information reports and data in electronic format - part B (xls 776kb)
This document contains templates required for submission of resource information in electronic format from newly established bores.
Download (xls 934kb) a completed example of the the requirements for the submission of resource information reports and data.
Data request form (pdf 600kb)
Please complete this form when requesting water resource data from the Department of Water.