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.
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.
You must provide evidence of necessary qualifications and experience prescribed under the Water Regulation 2002 for a water bore driller.
This licence cannot be transferred.
Application for a water bore driller's licence
Water bore driller Class 1 onsite evaluation fee
Water bore driller Class 2 onsite evaluation fee
Water bore driller Class 3 onsite evaluation fee
Upgrade existing water bore drillers licence
Reinstate expired water bore drillers licence
Renewal of water bore drillers licence
Amend water bore drillers licence
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.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Water Services Support, Regional Support
Water Act 2000 (Queensland)
Water Regulation 2002 (Queensland)
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