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 $179.00

Forms

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Information for Drillers - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Water Resources Act 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water Resources Regulation 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Transfer

This licence is not transferable.

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Environment

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environment Protection Authority

Environment

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: 16 Challis Street
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Phone: 13 22 81
Email: environment.protection@act.gov.au