Please read the following information on water licence and permit applications:
- types of water licences and permits
- applying for new water licences and permits
- transfer, trades and agreements
- licence amendments and renewals.
Making an application
Applications are encouraged to be made via the Water Online customer portal.
While Water Online is the most efficient way to apply for and manage your licences, applications are also accepted on paper forms. For some types of applications, fees apply.
If you choose to apply by paper form, please ensure you:
- have the correct application form(s) for your proposal
- read the relevant application form guide
- complete all relevant sections of the form (including all supporting evidence), sign it, and forward it to your local department office by post, fax or email
- demonstrate that you have the authority to carry out the activities, including legal access to the site. Written evidence may be required.
If you need assistance completing your application, please contact us on 1800 508 885 or email@example.com.
Which application form(s) do I need?
|New proposals||Apply online||Form and guide||Notes|
|To commence, construct, enlarge, deepen or alter a well||Yes||
|To provide information on completion of a non-artesian well||Yes||Form 2|
|To provide information on completion of an artesian well||Yes||Form 2A|
|To take groundwater||Yes||Form 1 and Form 3G applications may be submitted together.|
|To interfere or obstruct the bed and banks of a watercourse or wetland||Yes||
Form 3P and 3S applications may be submitted together.
|To take surface water||Yes||Form 3P and 3S applications may be submitted together.|
|To amend or renew an existing licence to take groundwater||Yes|
|To amend or renew an existing licence to take surface water||Yes|
|To enter into an agreement to take water under an existing licence for a limited time||Yes||
Application fee of $200 applies.For more information about agreements.
|To transfer a water entitlement or a water licence||Yes||
Application fee of $200 applies.More information about trades and transfers.
|To notate, remove or vary a security interest||No||Application fee of $70 applies.|
|To notify the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation that a licence holder is not or may not be eligible to hold a licence||No||Form 6||
To delay termination of a licence for up to six months.
Read more information about trades, tranfers and agreements.
|To provide the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation a statutory declaration||No||Form 7||A statutory declaration may be used to provide evidence of proof of authority for an agent to sign an application form instead of the applicant.|
|Information to be provided on installation of a water meter||Yes||Form 8||Where the metering of water use is a requirement of a water licence, you must provide us with certain details regarding the installation of the water meter.|