Water Efficiency Certificates for QLD

Report only $77.00 includes a quote on how to make the property water compliant.

Property managers/owners are allowed to pass on the full cost of water consumption, provided:

  • the rental property is individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle), and
  • the rental property is water efficient, and
  • the tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption

Rental properties are considered water efficient if certain water fixtures meet the standards listed below.

Fast Facts

  • Rental properties are considered water efficient if certain water fixtures meet standards listed above in the Water efficient property tab.
  • At the start of the tenancy agreement, the property manager/owner and tenant should negotiate arrangements for water charging and the frequency of charges.
  • Water billing periods are unlikely to align with tenancy agreements. It’s important that the water meter reading is noted on the Entry condition report (Form 1a) when starting a tenancy, and on the Exit condition report (Form 14a) at the end of the tenancy.
  • The presence of water efficient fittings should be noted on the Entry condition report.
  • Taking a photo of the water meter at the start and end of a tenancy can help support what you have noted on the condition report forms.
  • Property owners or landlords will receive the water bill and should provide their tenants with a copy of water bills or evidence of water consumption to verify the amount to be charged. Tenants will not be billed directly by water supply authorities.
  • Tenants must be given 1 month to pay any water bill after receiving the notice from the property manager/owner.