Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Purchase Tender

​​​Current recovery progress following the Round 6 tender is available on the Groundwater tender evaluation and recovery progress page.

The department is open to receiving further proposals to sell groundwater in the Upper Condamine Alluvium.  For further information please contact Water Purchasing by email.

Approach to market

The department can consider proposals to sell water directly to the government in limited circumstances. To consider any proposal, the department would need the following information: water licence number, water licence location (Groundwater Management Area and Sub-area) and water licence volume. For further information about water purchasing, email Water Purchasing.

The department is open to receiving proposals to sell groundwater licences held in the Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium for:

  • all four sub-areas of the Central Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Management Area​
  • Dalrymple Creek Alluvium Groundwater Management Area
  • Oakey Creek Groundwater Management Area.

Tender objectives

Tenders held by the department to purchase groundwater licences are helping to deliver the government’s commitment to bridge the gap of the groundwater sustainable diversion limits in the Basin Plan.

The tenders held in sub-areas 1–4 in the Central Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Management Area, Dalrymple Creek Alluvium Groundwater Management Area and Oakey Creek Groundwater Management Area aim to protect the long-term productive base of the aquifer, consistent with the groundwater sustainable diversion limits set by the Murray–Darling Basin Plan.

Future updates

The department may publish on this website the following information within 42 days of entering into each contract:

  • Contract exchanged date
  • Successful Tenderers names
  • Contract value (AUD)
  • Contract volume (ML), and
  • Locality (Closest town, Groundwater Management Area and Sub-Area).

More information

For more information, please contact the Department on:

Email: Water Purchasing
Phone: 02 6272 2004