Driller's Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to construct groundwater bores in the Australian Capital Territory that can be used:

  • To intercept or collect ground water
  • For the disposal of water or waste below the surface of the ground.

This licence is issued to ensure the groundwater environment is protected, as well as to ensure you have the relevant skills to undertake the task. This licence will allow you to conduct other bore work which includes:

  • 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 (in the course of construction).

Please use the contact details below to find out 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:

  • Hold the required qualifications to drill for water
  • Lodge a completed application form
  • Be of a good character and nature with a clean environmental record for the purpose of the licence
  • Pay any fees.

If you hold of a current interstate licence equivalent to at least National Drillers Licence Class 1 standard, you can apply for this licence under mutual recognition arrangements. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $166.70

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Driller's Licence - PDF

Act(s) name

Water Resources Act 2007 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Water Resources Regulation 2007 ACT

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Application process

Renew

Your application for renewing your licence must be made not later than 14 days before the end of the licence period.

Transfer

This licence is not transferable.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Environment

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Water Regulation Unit

Environment Protection Authority

Environment

Environment

Environment and Planning Directorate

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis St
Dickson
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Phone: 13 22 81
Phone: 02 6207 1923
Email: environment.protection@act.gov.au