Telemetry trial

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.

Devices must be able to cope with Queensland’s harsh conditions, as well as meet the strict requirements of the Queensland Government Information Security Classification Framework, a mandated Government policy relating to how government departments handle and manage digital data.

We tested 47 devices across 11 remote sites in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin, to test device connectivity and accuracy and data transfer and management.

The trial found that telemetry is possible with a range of devices and networks, and that the data can be captured, transmitted, stored, and used within the department.

DRDMW engaged Tractix to provide an independent review of the telemetry trial (PDF, 2.76 MB), focussing on telemetry devices, network carriers and third-party platforms.

Next steps

The department would like to hear from manufacturers, suppliers, installers and water users about the capabilities of devices that are already available in Queensland.

Complete this survey to get involved.

If you are a Water Entitlement Holder, tell us about your existing meters or telemetry devices.

If you are in some parts of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin, you may be eligible to register your interest in participating in a subsidy program to help you install telemetry on your meters.

If you are a manufacturer, supplier, or installer of telemetry devices, or provide telemetry data services, or telemetry consultancy or management services, we’d like to hear from you.

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

Last updated: 16 Sep 2022