Waterway Work Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to carry out construction or alteration work on or around a waterway. A waterway includes:

  • a river, creek, stream or other natural channel in which water flows
  • the stormwater system or any other channel formed by altering or relocating a waterway
  • a lake, pond, lagoon or marsh.

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 submit details regarding:

  • whether you are seeking approval for surface or groundwater
  • the amount of water sought
  • the water management area involved and your intended use.


As specified


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

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.


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.