Annual re-endorsement

To retain Waterwise Council status, your council must address the following re-endorsement criteria annually.

Step 1 – Download annual report

Waterwise Councils

Note if you wish to apply for Gold or Platinum endorsement but are currently not a Gold Waterwise Council, please fill in optional criteria in the above template.

Existing Gold or Platinum Councils

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 water sensitive 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.

If you would like apply for Gold or Platinum Waterwise Council status, please complete the Recognition Scheme criteria application form as part of your annual report submission.

After the success of the 2019 Waterwise Council Community Choice Award, we’re excited to be running the competition again for 2020. The entries are based on the community projects you submit as part of the Gold/Platinum annual report submission. So get your thinking caps on and don’t miss out on the opportunity to win!


Step 4 - Submit your report

Submit your completed annual report by 31 October 2019 to

Recognition scheme winners will be announces at our Annual Waterwise Recognition Event.

More information 

For more information or assistance with your annual report please email or call (08) 9420 2114.

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