Well Works Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake well works within Tasmania. This includes, for example, excavation undertaken to give access to groundwater, any other works undertaken to repair or modify the structure of a well or any works undertaken to plug, backfill, seal or decommission a well.

A permit is not required for the construction of wells where the purpose is not to take groundwater. This includes most geotechnical, engineering and mineral exploration drilling activities.

Please consult 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 permit you must:

  • Submit the completed application form;
  • Supply any supporting documentation; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Two years, unless otherwise specified.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$292.95
Variation$83.70If the applicant holds an Australian well driller's licence.
VaryVariation$167.40

All other applicants.

Approval time

In general you should allow at least 10 working days to process a permit for non-commercial water supply and up to 2 - 3 times as long for a commercial permit, depending on the degree of complexity.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 (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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