Water licensing application forms and guides

Forms and guides to use when applying for a water licence or permit.
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    Before applying

    Please read the following information on water licence and permit applications:

    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 licence.enquiry@dwer.wa.gov.au.

    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

    Form 1

    Form 1 guide

     

    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 3G

    Form 3G guide

    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

    Form 3P guide

    Form 3P and 3S applications may be submitted together.

    Supplementary information for permit applications to interfere with bed or banks of watercourses

    To take surface water Yes

    Form 3S

    Form 3S guide

    Form 3P and 3S applications may be submitted together.
    Existing proposals Yes

     

     
    To amend or renew an existing licence to take groundwater Yes

    Form 3G

    Form 3G guide

     
    To amend or renew an existing licence to take surface water Yes

    Form 3S

    Form 3S guide

     
    To enter into an agreement to take water under an existing licence for a limited time Yes

    Form 4A

    Form 4A guide

    Application fee of $200 applies. 

    For more information about agreements.
    To transfer a water entitlement or a water licence Yes

    Form 4T

    Form 4T guide

    Application fee of $200 applies.

    More information about trades and transfers.
    To notate, remove or vary a security interest No

    Form 5I

    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.