Learn about groundwater, how it occurs and how this valuable natural resource is extracted and used.

Groundwater in Australia

Groundwater is found in aquifers which are geological formations able to store and transmit water.

Understanding Groundwater Resources

Groundwater resources support significant urban and rural communities around Australia.

Great Artesian Basin

Groundwater from the GAB is a vital resource for pastoral, agricultural, extractive industries town water supply and springs - which support unique ecological communities.

Governance - Groundwater

Australia's state and territory governments are responsible for the management of water resources, with coordination provided by the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council.

Related Organisations - Groundwater

Includes organisations from the Australian and state governments.