Licence to Take Groundwater - Northern Territory

Service summary

This licence is required to take ground water other than for stock or domestic purposes. eg irrigation, aquaculture. Criteria stipulating location and water quantities to be extracted may apply. Requirements within a Water Control District may vary. Applicants are advised to consult with the Water Management Officer.

Applicants are advised to check with the agency direct before applying.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Up to 10 years but may exceed 10 years.



Administering agency

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Act(s) name

Water Act 1992 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Senior Advisory and Regulatory Officer

Operating address:
4th Floor, Goyder Building
25 Chung Wah Terrace
Palmerston NT 0830
Mailing address:
PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831





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Water Management Officer, Alice Springs

Operating address:
First Floor
Alice Plaza
Todd Street Mall NT 0870
Mailing address:
PO Box 1120
Alice Springs NT 0871





Water Management Officer, Katherine

Operating address:
32 Giles Street
Katherine NT 0850
Mailing address:
Katherine NT 0852





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