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South Australia

If you are a water licence holder, the volume of water taken under your licence must be measured using a water meter. As a water licence holder you are responsible for installing and maintaining the water meter(s).

Measuring the volume of water taken through a meter helps water users remain within water allocation limits. This is important for the long-term sustainable management of our precious water resources needed for agriculture, industries, regional communities and water-dependent ecosystems.

Visit SA Govt Website

To lodge a validation certificate in SA - Click HERE

Relevant policies and legislation

All meters must comply with the South Australian Licensed Water Use Meter Specification.

Read the The South Australian Licensed Water Use Metering Policy

The legislative powers and provisions relating to metering licensed water use can be found in the Landscape South Australia (Water Management) Regulations 2020 and the Landscape South Australia Act 2019.

SA Have produced a Fact Sheet for CMIs on metering

CMIs can download the SA Validation Certificate and there is also an editable version available.

Frequently asked questions on South Australia’s metering framework

For assistance on submitting a meter reading and for notifying the Department of work or changes to a meter

How to purchase Tamper Evident Security Seals

When a certified person performs a validation on a new or replacement meter, they are required to install security seals on the meter installation. From 1 December 2019, the type of seal to be used must be a South Australian Government badged security seal purchased through Irrigation Australia Limited

Only current CMIs/DQPs and CSVs can purchase seals, click here to login to the Irrigation Australia website (at the top of the home page) and once logged in proceed to Store on the menu and select SA Meter Seals.