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.

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.

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.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $199.55

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Water Resources Act 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water Resources Regulation 2007 Australian Capital Territory


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.