About the data

The Visualising Victoria's Groundwater web-portal currently displays data for all of Victoria from the following sources:

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (EcoDev) 

Federation University Australia (FedUni)

Victorian Mineral Water Committee (VMWC)

Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA)

The quality of the bore data varies greatly.  Note that bore records may be duplicated in the databases or between the databases, the locations may be wrong, data may be missing and sometimes data may be wrong.  For this reason, the emphasis in the data collection has been to refer each record to its original source and link to the original source material where available.  Over time it is proposed to edit each individual bore in the database to verify and clean the data where possible.  As a general rule, bores in the State Observation Bore network (SOBN) within the WMIS, groundwater research bores managed by the University and the mineral springs have the most complete and accurate data. 

Project funded by the State Government of Victoria - Broadband Enabled Innovation Program