Water bore driller's licence, including to amend (and/or upgrade) or renew an existing water bore driller's licence - Queensland

Service summary

An individual must hold a water bore drillers licence to undertake water bore drilling activities.

An individual must hold a water bore drillers licence to carry out drilling operations in artesian and sub artesian aquifer systems.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Artesian bore

includes a shaft, well, gallery, spear or excavation (and any works constructed in connection) that taps an aquifer that flows, or has flowed, naturally to the surface.

Drilling activity

involves activity to drill, deepen, enlarge or case a water bore; or to remove, replace, alter or repair the casing, lining or screen of a water bore; or to decommission a water bore.

Subartesian bore

includes a shaft, well, gallery, spear or excavation (and any works constructed in connection) that taps an aquifer and the water does not flow and never has flowed naturally to the surface.

Water bore

an artesian bore or sub-artesian bore.

Eligibility requirements


You must provide evidence of necessary qualifications and experience prescribed under the Water Regulation 2002 for a water bore driller.

Transferability

This licence cannot be transferred.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$567.00

Application for a water bore driller's licence

Application$1,018.00

Water bore driller Class 1 onsite evaluation fee

Application$1,488.00

Water bore driller Class 2 onsite evaluation fee

Application$1,802.00

Water bore driller Class 3 onsite evaluation fee

Licence$167.90

Upgrade existing water bore drillers licence

Miscellaneous$567.00

Reinstate expired water bore drillers licence

Renewal$545.00

Renewal of water bore drillers licence

Miscellaneous$167.90

Amend water bore drillers licence

Other resources

Application

If you would like to receive a Water Bore Drillers Licence kit, want a new or amended licence or want to renew an existing licence, please phone or email the Principal Technical Officer (Drilling).

This kit includes:

  • An application form for a water bore drillers licence
  • Water Act 2000 examination and notes
  • Enrolment forms for ADITC examinations
  • A copy of the Water bore drillers licensing handbook
  • Copies of water bore construction standards
  • An explanation of the required fees and application process.

The department may request further information on the application.

Refer to Schedule 16 of the Water Regulation 2002.


Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Service Delivery
Water Services Support, Regional Support

Act(s) name

Water Act 2000 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Water Regulation 2002 (Queensland)

Contact details

Principal Technical Officer (Drilling)
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Service Delivery
Water Services Support, Regional Support


Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Drillers.Licensing@dnrm.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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