Register your project proposal

​​For prospective project partners under the Water Efficiency Program

Register your proposal to become a project partner.

This process is for water savings projects over $1 million. If you have a project under $1 million, you must apply through a delivery partner.

Register any time before 31 December 2023.

Who can register

This is open to prospective project partners. You must meet all eligibility criteria for the program.

Your business must be:

  • a legal entity
  • registered for tax purposes in Australia with a valid ABN/ACN and registered for GST
  • an irrigator, or partnered with an entity that holds or uses eligible water rights, or an entity that operates or uses urban or industrial water facilities or owns or operates water delivery infrastructure in Basin catchments
  • willing for us to undertake a public consultation process for the project
  • able to provide evidence that the water entitlements have been held for a minimum of 3 years at the time of application.

When a group of legal entities submit a joint project registration form, you must nominate 1 leading legal entity on your registration form.

Check all criteria for the Water Efficiency Program.

How to register

To register your interest in:

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Australian Capital Territory

Read the Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria – Australian Capital Territory

Download the Registration of interest of a proposal in the Water Efficiency Program – Australian Capital Territory

  • Address all criteria.
  • Prepare any supporting information.
  • Email your completed form and supporting information to waterefficiency.
  • Submit your registration any time before 31 December 2023.
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your application.

Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria

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Registration form

To complete this form - Ensure you save the PDF file to your computer, open the form with Adobe Acrobat reader (do not open the form directly into your browser). You should ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to save changes and submit.

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New South Wales

Read the Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria – New South Wales

Download the Registration of interest of a proposal in the Water Efficiency Program – New South Wales

  • Address all criteria.
  • Prepare any supporting information.
  • Email your completed form and supporting information to waterefficiency.
  • Submit your registration any time before 31 December 2023.
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your application.

Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria

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Registration form

To complete this form - Ensure you save the PDF file to your computer, open the form with Adobe Acrobat reader (do not open the form directly into your browser). You should ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to save changes and submit.

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Registration of interest of a project proposal in the Water Efficiency Program-New South Wales PDFPDF Icon351.2 MB

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Queensland

Read the Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria – Queensland

Download the Registration of interest of a proposal in the Water Efficiency Program – Queensland

  • Address all criteria.
  • Prepare any supporting information.
  • Email your completed form and supporting information to waterefficiency.
  • Submit your registration any time before 31 December 2023.
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your application.

Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria

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Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria-Queensland DOCXWord Icon10853 KB

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Registration form

To complete this form - Ensure you save the PDF file to your computer, open the form with Adobe Acrobat reader (do not open the form directly into your browser). You should ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to save changes and submit.

DocumentPagesFile size
Registration of interest of a project proposal in the Water Efficiency Program-Queensland PDFPDF Icon351.2 MB

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South Australia

Read the Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria – South Australia

Download the Registration of interest of a proposal in the Water Efficiency Program – South Australia

  • Address all criteria.
  • Prepare any supporting information.
  • Email your completed form and supporting information to waterefficiency.
  • Submit your registration any time before 31 December 2023.
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your application.

For more information about projects in South Australia.

Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria

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Guide to addressing efficiency measures agreed criteria-South Australia DOCXWord Icon10853 KB

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Registration form

To complete this form - Ensure you save the PDF file to your computer, open the form with Adobe Acrobat reader (do not open the form directly into your browser). You should ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to save changes and submit.

DocumentPagesFile size
Registration of interest of a project proposal in the Water Efficiency Program-South Australia PDFPDF Icon351.2 MB

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Victoria

Go to https://www.water.vic.gov.au/mdb/mdbp/commonwealth-water-efficiency-program/

  • Complete the Victorian Government online inquiry form or email the form to mdb.waterefficiency@delwp.vic.gov.au
  • Submit your registration any time before 31 December 2023
  • Make sure you keep a copy of your application

After you apply

Your registration will be assessed against eligibility and socio-economic criteria.

You will be contacted if more information is needed.

If your project is unsuccessful, you will be contacted and provided feedback. You can use this feedback to inform future proposals.

Public comment

Projects with in-principle government approval will be made available for public comment. You must consent to this process in the registration form.

You will have the opportunity to respond to public comments.

These details will be published:

  • a description of the project
  • program stream
  • location
  • estimated value of the project
  • type of water entitlement
  • unapproved estimated volume of water savings (nominal)
  • a description of the project’s socio-economic and environmental impacts.

Each project will be open to public comment for 10 working days. See projects open for public comment through Have your say.

Have your say link and logo

Outcome

We will consider your proposal and any comments received from your state government and the public.

You will be notified in writing about the outcome of your proposal.

If successful, your proposal will be placed on a register of potential water saving projects. We may invite proponents of registered projects to participate in a limited tender process.

If you are unsuccessful, you can resubmit with amendments. This must address the feedback received.

Projects that are contracted after a limited tender process will be published on our website.

Need help?

You can contact the program team at waterefficiency.

We will respond to emailed questions within 5 working days.


Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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