You may require a water access or allocation licence if you intend to take water from the State's rivers and streams for use other than already allocated riparian (stock and domestic) entitlements. Factors such as local water management plans may affect your right of application, and the type of application you can make.
Conditions such as the installation of water meters, and volume limits on surface water, dam and irrigation collection, groundwater and flood flows will need to be considered. Please consult with the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Complete an application form;
- Make an appointment with your local Agency representative to discuss your proposal;
- Agree to abide by current legislation and other controls relevant to your licence;
- Provide extra documentation as requested by the Agency; and
- Pay any relevant fees
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
40 years, with provision made for reassessment of licence conditions every five years. May be revoked in the case of a Water Supply Emergency (WSE).
Fees may vary according to your location, assessment and management
requirements, and licence conditions. Please consult the Contact Officer
for more information.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Water and Marine Resources
Water Management Act 1999 (Tasmania)
Water Management Regulations 2009 (Tasmania)
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