Drilling Licence - Water Act - Northern Territory

Service summary

All waterbore drillers in the Northern Territory must be licensed. Interstate licensed drillers require NT endorsement. If you intend to drill in a Water Control District, a Bore Construction Permit is also required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Must have completed the required training


5 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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