The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

The Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) provides guidance to water regulators and suppliers on monitoring and managing drinking water quality. The ADWG provides details on the framework for Management of Drinking Water Quality (the Framework), a preventive management approach that encompasses all steps in water production from catchment to consumer, and aims to assure safe, good quality drinking water. The ADWG is used by state and territory health departments, local health authorities and water utilities.

The ADWG undergo a rolling revision to ensure they represent the latest scientific evidence on good quality drinking water. As sections of the Guidelines are revised, the Table of Updates will be updated to provide the latest information.

Please refer to the NHMRC Public Consultation website for information about submissions made in previous public consultations.