Organisations that can apply for the award have to meet the following criteria
- Must be an Australian organisation.
- Can be a non-profit organisation or for-profit business or organisation.
- Demonstrate a commitment to saving water and supporting the sustainable management of water resources.
- To earn a gold award: the primary mission of the organisation is to save water.
- To earn a silver award: the primary mission is not necessarily saving water, but the organisation has an initiative to save water in Australia.