Bore Work Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you are an owner or occupier of land and you intend to undertake bore work in the Australian Capital Territory.

This licence covers any work on a hole, well excavation or other opening in the ground or underground that can be used to intercept or collect ground water or for the disposal of water or waste below the surface of the ground. Bore work means:

  • drilling, constructing, altering, plugging, backfilling or sealing off a bore
  • removing, replacing, altering, slotting or repairing the casing, lining or screen of a bore
  • deepening a bore.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


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 hold a water access entitlement for the volume of water at least equivalent to the licensed volume required.

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


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $183.00


Act(s) name

Water Resources Act 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water Resources Regulation 2007 Australian Capital Territory


This licence is not transferable.

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.