Groundwater Database - Queensland

Groundwater Database - Queensland


Title: Groundwater Database - Queensland
Alternative title:
Date: 2022-07-04 (publication)


Abstract / Description:
Database storing registered water bore data from private water bores and Queensland Government groundwater investigation and monitoring bores. Data includes bore location, water levels, construction details, strata log, and water quality.
Additional Information:
Detailed information about the data stored in the Groundwater Database including the meaning of codes and a desciption of attributes can be found in the document titled 'Groundwater Database Metadata, Data Dictionary and Standards Summary'.
Language: eng
Character set: unknown


ISO topic category codes: geoscientificInformation, inlandWaters

Spatial Data Information

Spatial representation type: textTable
Coordinate Reference System EPSG code: EPSG:4283
Title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter
Date: 2007-07-16 (revision)
Edition: Version 6.13


Point of contact:
Organisation: Department of Regional Development Manufacturing and Water
Delivery point: 41 Boggo Road
City: Dutton Park
State: Queensland
Postcode: 4000
Country: Australia
Organisation: Department of Regional Development Manufacturing and Water


Progress status: onGoing
Maintenance and update frequency: quarterly

Data / Resource Constraints

Resource Access Level: -->
Security classification (ISO 19115): unclassified
Copyright: (as use constraint)
© State of Queensland (Department of Resources) 2021
Licence: (as use constraint)
This material is licensed under a Queensland Government Single Supply Licence.
© State of Queensland (Department of Resources) 2021.
Intellectual property rights: (as use constraint)
The State of Queensland is the owner of the intellectual property rights in and to the supplied data or has the right to make this supplied data available.
Other restrictions: (as use constraint)
You may use the supplied data for your own purposes (including supply to consultants for a specific consultancy project for you but the consultants must return or destroy the supplied data when the project is finished). You must not sell or distribute the supplied data.

You may create and distribute hardcopy and digital products based on or containing the supplied data, provided all the following conditions are met:

You must display this acknowledgment on the product(s):
Based on or contains data provided by the State of Queensland [2017]. In consideration of the State permitting use of this data you acknowledge and agree that the State gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability) and accepts no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.

You must include metadata with the product(s) you create that use or incorporate the supplied data and the metadata must incorporate as a minimum the metadata provided with this supplied data.
Disclaimer: You agree to accept all responsibility and risks associated with the use of the supplied data. The State makes no representations or warranties in relation to the supplied data, and, you agree that, to the extent permitted by law, all warranties relating to accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose and all liability for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) incurred in any way (including but not limited to that arising from negligence) in connection with any use of or reliance on the supplied data are excluded or limited. You agree to continually indemnify the State of Queensland (and its officers and employees) against any loss, cost, expense, damage and liability of any kind (including consequential damage and liability in negligence) arising directly or indirectly from or related to any claim relating to your use of the supplied data or any product made from the supplied data.

Temporal and Spatial extents:

Bounding box:
West bounding longitude: 138
East bounding longitude: 155
South bounding latitude: -29.5
North bounding latitude: -9
Temporal extent:
Start: 1880-01-01 End: 2013-11-11

Data Quality

Data quality scope:
Level: dataset
Completeness (omission):

The Groundwater Database contains information that has been collected through legislative requirements and groundwater investigations and surveys performed by the Queensland Government. It does not record information on every bore that has been drilled in the State.
Consistency (conceptual):

Data preparation standards for data being entered into the Groundwater Database have been in place since at least 1982. These standards are periodically reviewed and enhanced. Data has been manually entered into the database by many staff and imported from other data sources over time and not all data will adhere to these standards. Problems may be identified and corrected through data validation processes.
Positional accuracy (external, absolute):

Varies with age and source of data (1m to 10km).
Attribute accuracy (non quantitative):

Standards are used to enhance consistency of data. Automatic validation of codes and allowable number ranges occurs when data is entered. Spelling errors may occur through data entry. Data entered from a drilling log is also reliant on the accuracy of the data provided on the log.


Lineage statement:
The data in the Groundwater Database has been collected over many years from many different sources including logs from water bore drillers and groundwater investigations and surveys performed by the Queensland Government. Water level and water quality data is collected from bores on the Queensland Government groundwater monitoring network. The quality or bore locations and other data are variable and the bores construction and other bore properties may have changed over time from that recorded.


Name/identifier: Queensland Spatial Catalogue
Specification: Download Service
Online resource: Ordering information:
Instructions: Open the Queensland Spatial Catalogue (QSpatial). Select the large SEARCH button and all available records are displayed. Select one of the four filter options provided and then the further options within the filter. The resultant search is then displayed. Select your record and complete the order.

Name/identifier: downloadableData
Version: 10.0
Specification: ESRI ArcGIS Server Geoportal Extension Content Type

Name/identifier: From Queensland Spatial Catalogue available as TEXT

Transfer size (megabytes): 45
Online resource:
Transfer options:
Online resource:
Website: Function: download

Web Service Finder:
Instructions: Use the URL to search QSpatial for web services displaying or using this dataset.

Metadata Reference Information

Hierarchy level (scope of the metadata): dataset
Identifier: {94F3B420-F833-4D75-AAF9-B50546A52E55}
Parent identifier: x
Metadata date stamp: 2016-07-06
Language: eng
Character set: utf8
Metadata standard name: ISO 19115:2005, ANZLIC ISO 1.1
Metadata version name: QGIS