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Maps and spatial data

We use maps and spatial data, including remote sensing data daily, to support our various programs and projects. This includes data on hydrology, biota, terrain, vegetation, geology, and important built and natural assets.


Murray–Darling Basin boundary

This simple small-scale map shows the approximate border of the Murray–Darling Basin as defined in the Murray–Darling Basin Agreement of the Water Act 2007, and in relation to state boundaries, rivers, coastline and select cities and towns.


Groundwater

Water resource plan areas for groundwater

The boundaries of the 19 water resource plan areas for groundwater (including five combined water resource plan areas for surface water and groundwater) as defined by the Basin Plan.

SDL resource units for groundwater

The boundaries of the 81 groundwater sustainable diversion limit resource units as defined by the Basin Plan.


Surface water

Water resource plan areas for surface water

The boundaries of the 19 water resource plan areas for surface water (including five combined water resource plan areas for surface water and groundwater) as defined by the Basin Plan.

SDL resource units for surface water

The boundaries of the 29 surface water Sustainable Diversion Limit resource units as defined by the Basin Plan.


Traditional Owners for groundwater water resource plan areas

The boundaries of the 19 groundwater water resource plan areas as defined by the Basin Plan and the names of the Traditional Owners within each area.


Traditional Owners for surface water water resource plan areas

The boundaries of the 19 surface water water resource plan areas as defined by the Basin Plan and the names of the Traditional Owners within each area.


Water Quality zones

The boundaries of the water quality zones as defined by the Basin Plan.

Spatial data requests

To arrange access to spatial datasets that need a project-specific data license, please contact the MDBA’s GIS team on gis@mdba.gov.au

For contracts, grants and our internal products involving spatial data or maps please refer to the spatial data specifications document.