Western Australian water in mining guideline

This guideline sets out how to meet our regulatory requirements for mining projects
Last updated: 25 January 2023

This guideline provides advice on water management issues that need to be considered in mine planning and the type of information the department may require as part of the licence assessment process.

While this guideline focuses mostly on groundwater licence applications, most of its processes are also applicable to applications for surface water licences.

Please download the document below.