Controlled allocation order 2017

The current controlled allocation order (order) was gazetted on 5 May 2017.

This order has been amended – see the Controlled Allocation Amendment Order (Various Groundwater Sources) 2018 which was gazetted on 8 June 2018.

Groundwater sources included in the order

The 2017 controlled allocation order made groundwater available in a number groundwater sources.

Details of these groundwater sources are provided in Table 1 - List of Groundwater available 2019

Registrations of interest

The registration of interest for the third period is now open and closes on 6 November 2019.

Application instructions

Step one

Prior to making an application, download and read the Controlled Allocation Order 2017 (Various Groundwater Sources) 2017, in particular, Schedule 2 of the order outlining the Terms and Conditions(see pages 1623 – 1647).

Please also read the Controlled Allocation FAQs website.

Step two

Download and read the details of the groundwater being made available in 2019 under the 2017 Controlled Allocation Order in Table 1.


  • There is a minimum bid price per unit share.
  • There is no minimum amount of shares to bid for each water source; however there is maximum number of shares being released, as noted in Table 1.

Step three

Step four

The completed and signed application form must be posted to Department of Planning, Industry & Environment by 6 November 2019. The application fee payment instructions are noted on the application guide.

There will be a grace period due to the Australia postal delivery service. The postal stamp date is evidence when applications are posted. It is recommended to express post or register your post to track your delivery status. The department will confirm via email when your application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation email from the department within 5 business days of posting, contact the Controlled Allocation Helpdesk email at


  • Any applications stamped by Australia post after 6 November 2019 will not be accepted by the department. Please be aware that post placed in post boxes may not be processed by Australia Post until the next day. It is suggested you either post before the 6 November, or ensure it is stamped by lodging over the counter.

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