This page provides an overview of water regulatory bodies in Queensland.
A service provider is an entity registered under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act to provide water or sewerage service.
The following entities must apply for registration as service provider before providing a water or sewerage service:
- a local government that owns infrastructure for supplying water or sewerage services
- a water authority that owns infrastructure for supplying water or sewerage services
- an entity who is the owner of one or more elements of infrastructure for supplying a water or sewerage service for which a charge is intended to be made
- an entity that is prescribed under a regulation as a related entity of the relevant infrastructure owner.
Owning infrastructure for the production and supply of recycled water does not in itself qualify an entity as a service provider, unless the person also owns other infrastructure for supplying a water or sewerage service.
Also, a service provider does not include an entity providing a service supplied by infrastructure, if one of the following applies:
- the infrastructure is used solely for mining purposes
- the service is used only by the owner of the infrastructure or the owner's guests or employees including, for example, guests at a resort
- the owner of the infrastructure is a body corporate for a community titles scheme under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, and the service is used only by occupants of lots under the scheme.
Register as a service provider
To register as a service provider you must apply using SPA01 service provider application form. You can also change your registration details using appropriate part of the SPA01 form.