Water Licences - Tasmania

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

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

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$108.78

Administrative fee.

GeneralMiscellaneous

Fees may vary according to your location, assessment and management requirements, and licence conditions. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Water and Marine Resources
Water Operations

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Water Management Regulations 2009 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Senior Administration Officer, Water Compliance
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Water and Marine Resources
Water Operations


Operating address:
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6165 3019

Fax:

03 6233 7781
Anna.Henricks@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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