Telemetry market sounding

Help guide the development of telemetry device standards in Queensland

Complete this survey to get involved.

Telemetry installed on water meters will give better information about water use in Queensland, and make it easier for water users to meet their obligations to provide water meter reads to the department.

We are developing a standard to guide the use of telemetry in Queensland, and we would like to understand the devices that are currently in use or available to water users.

We are interested in technical and quality specifications and would also like to make sure that the department’s systems can work with the data that the meters will produce. The aim is to identify critical gaps, if any, between existing industry solutions and the minimum requirements to meet Queensland Government data reliability, quality and security needs in the future.

This work will shape future policy and inform the sorts of water metering and telemetry devices that are supported.

If you are one of the following, we want to hear from you:

  • manufacturer, or supplier of telemetry devices
  • installer or repairer of telemetry devices
  • provider of telemetry data services
  • provider of telemetry consultancy/management services.

If you are a Water Entitlement Holder, we’d also like to hear about the meters and telemetry you already use. If you are in areas of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin, you might also be eligible for a subsidy to help you install telemetry.

Learn more about the Telemetry Subsidy and register your interest.

How you can get involved

The first step is to tell us who you are and your role in the telemetry market by completing this initial survey by 6 October 2022. It will take approximately 10 minutes.

The project team may contact you to find out more.

You can share your ideas or ask for more information via email or phone on 07 4529 1289.

Telemetry subsidy

The Australian Government is funding a Telemetry subsidy program to support water entitlement holders install compliant telemetry devices in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. The program will be delivered by April 2024. The new telemetry standards are required for the program.

The purpose of the subsidy is to provide access to telemetry devices in high-risk water management areas within the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. This initiative will help to drive transparent and sustainable rural water management across Queensland.

Expressions of interest are currently being received from unsupplemented surface water entitlements in the following water management areas:

  • Lower Balonne
  • Border rivers
  • Upper Condamine
  • Gowrie and Oakey Creek.

Last updated: 16 Sep 2022