Great Artesian Basin
The Great Artesian Basin lies beneath 22 per cent of Australia - including 12 per cent of New South Wales. One of the largest groundwater basins in the world it is often the only reliable source of stock water in the far west of the state.
Recovering water in the basinThe Cap and Pipe the Bores program provides financial incentives to landholders to rehabilitate bores and install efficient piped water schemes. Find out more >>
Water sharing plansThe Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Great Artesian Basin Groundwater Sources and the NSW Great Artesian Basin Shallow Groundwater Sources aim to improve pressures and flows. Find out more >>
Monitoring the Great Artesian BasinContinuously monitored GAB water data for some bores is available in real time on this website.
Groundwater data archivesTo get historic GAB groundwater data, email firstname.lastname@example.org and order a Pineena Groundwater 3.2 DVD.
Other areasInformation on other basins and catchments in New South Wales. Find out more >>