Water cartage permit (Gold Coast) - Queensland

Service summary

You need this permit to carry on a business where you:

  • use a water tanker to distribute water for domestic purposes (e.g. human consumption, food preparation, washing or other domestic activities),
  • obtain water from a source within the council area,
  • sell water to a place within the council area,
  • take water from the council's supply for commercial purposes.

You must gain council approval for all tankers you use to distribute the water.

Council may grant this permit if satisfied that:

  • the water you are distributing is of an appropriate quality for domestic purposes
  • your business complies with other criteria specified by local law policies.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Distribution

distribution includes the transportation and delivery.

Distributor

means a person who carries on the business of domestic water distribution.

Domestic purposes

means the purpose of:

human consumption;
food preparation;
washing;
other normal domestic activities.

Domestic water distribution

means the distribution of water, by water tanker, for domestic purposes and includes the transportation of water to a distributor.

Transferability

You cannot transfer this permit.

Application

To apply for this licence, you will need to complete an application form and submit it to council with the appropriate fee.


Additional information

The drawing and cartage of water is regulated to:

  • ensure that water supplied by water tankers for domestic consumption or use is of high quality
  • protect from contamination both water supplied and the water supply from which this water is taken.

 

Administering agency

City of Gold Coast

Contact details

City of Gold Coast


Operating address:
135 Bundall Road
Bundall
Queensland 4217
Mailing address:
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729

Phone:

07 5582 8211

Phone:

1300 694 222

Fax:

07 5596 3653
gcccmail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Website:

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