Drilling Licence - Water Act - Northern Territory


All water bore drillers in the Northern Territory must be licensed. Interstate licensed drillers require NT endorsement. If you intend to drill in a Water Control District, a Bore Work Permit is also required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Must have completed the required training and/or hold relevant and current State or Territory Drilling licence


5 years.




Act(s) name

Water Act 1992 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Water Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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:

Executive Officer - Darwin

Operating address: 4th Floor, Goyder Building
25 Chung Wah Terrace
Palmerston NT 0831
Mailing address: PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831
Phone: 0889738832
Email: water.Licensing@nt.gov.au
Website: https://nt.gov.au/environment/water (Opens in new window)