The Department of Energy and Water Supply and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines have been combined to create the new Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

We will continue to update this website while we work on our new website.

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Urban drainage manual

The provisional Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (QUDM) was prepared as a result of the review required under Recommendation 10.8 of the final report of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.

Access the manual

An updated version of the manual should be available in 2018.

About the manual

The manual is intended to assist engineers and stormwater designers in the planning and design of urban drainage systems within Queensland.

It addresses the technical and regulatory aspects requiring consideration during the planning, design and management of urban stormwater drainage systems. The manual provides details of appropriate design methods and computational procedures and covers both hydrologic and hydraulic procedures as well as environmental and legal aspects of urban stormwater drainage.

The manual is an engineering guideline designed to be used in partnership with other design manuals on topics such as floodplain management, total water cycle management, water sensitive urban design, and natural channel design and needs to be applied appropriately to local conditions.

It was first published in 1992 and is a joint venture between the Queensland Division of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, the Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government.

Contact us


Last updated:
19 December 2017
Was this page useful?