To retain a waterwise council status your council must address the following re-endorsement steps annually.

Please submit your completed annual report by 27 November 2020.

If you wish apply to become a new endorsed or new Gold Waterwise Council, please complete the Recognition Scheme criteria application within the Waterwise Council Action Plan template.


Step 1 – download our annual report template 

To apply for re-endorsement, please complete the 2020 Waterwise Council re-endorsement report template.

Step 2 – no breaches

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and Water Corporation will verify there have been no breaches of the watering roster and groundwater allocation as part of the re-endorsement process.

Step 3 – recognition scheme

The Waterwise Council Recognition Scheme recognises council’s efforts in driving liveability outcomes across the water cycle and their valuable contributions to creating waterwise cities and communities.

In 2017 we expanded the Waterwise Council Recognition Scheme criteria to align with the Water Sensitive Cities Index.The expanded criteria highlights the great work councils deliver to help create resilient, sustainable, productive and liveable communities therefore contributing to a more balanced water cycle.

Step 4 - submit your report

Submit your completed annual report by 27 November 2020 to Recognition scheme winners will be announced at our Annual Waterwise Recognition Event.