Licence to Take or Use Surface Water - Northern Territory

Service summary

A licence may be required in order to take or use surface water other than for stock or domestic purposes. eg irrigation or aquaculture. Non-landowners will require the consent of the landowner to take water.
Requirements may vary in a Water Control District.

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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