Bore Construction Permit - Northern Territory

Service summary

A bore construction permit is required for bores constructed within a Water Control District (These are Darwin Rural, Gove, Daly Roper, Ti Tree, Western Davenport, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Great Artesian Basin). Further information may be obtained from the Water Management Officer. A licence to take groundwater may be required for uses other than stock and domestic purposes.

Service type


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


Two years.



Administering agency

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Act(s) name

Water Act 1992 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Arid Zone Research Institute

Operating address:
Stuart Highway South
Alice Springs NT 0870
Mailing address:
PO Box 8760
Alice Springs NT 0871





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