Well Driller's Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to personally undertake well works within Tasmania. This can include 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.

There are various classes (for example: single non-flowing aquifer systems, multiple on-flowing aquifer systems, and flowing aquifer systems) and endorsements available (for example: non-drilling rig, cable tool, auger, rotary air, and rotary mud).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be an individual (companies are not able to hold this licence)
  • have completed the specified minimum amount of experience and / or possess the relevant qualifications
  • have successfully completed the national examination
  • successfully complete the state multiple choice examination
  • submit a complete application, accompanied by the relevant fees and supporting documentation.

Interstate applicants can use their current licence (held in another state or territory) as proof of knowledge, but will still be required to sit the state multiple choice examination. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Five years.



If the applicant holds an Australian well driller's licence.

Application$217.00All other applicants.



Your application must include a recent digitised or passport sized photo of yourself as well as the prescribed application fee.

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
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6165 3019


03 6233 7781

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