Well Construction Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to construct, alter or deepen a well. A well is an opening in the ground used to obtain access to underground water. For the purposes of this licence it also includes all works associated with the well.

An artesian well is a well from which water flows (or has flowed) naturally to the surface without any pumping. A licence is required for all wells of this type. A non-artesian well is a well from which water does not flow naturally and instead is raised by pumping or some other artificial means. A licence is only required for wells of this type in certain areas determined by the Agency.

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 licence you must:

  • Provide specifications of the construction of the well, including a plan of the geographical location of the well;
  • Set out the reason for constructing the well and the ways you intend to use the water from it; and
  • Submit the required forms.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified by Agency.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

 Resources
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Administering agency

Department of Water
Science and Planning
Water Assessment and Allocation

Act(s) name

Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Rights in Water and Irrigation Regulations 2000 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Water Licensing
Department of Water
Science and Planning
Water Assessment and Allocation


Operating address:
Level 2 3 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
PO BOX 6740
East Perth, Western Australia 6892

Phone:

1800508885
licence.enquiry@water.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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