Licence to Take or Use Groundwater - Northern Territory

Description

You may be required to apply for a groundwater licence if you intend to use groundwater in the Northern Territory. This licence would allow you to take or use water using a bore system. Water licences are not attached to the land, although the licence does state what property the water is to be used on.

You will not need a groundwater licence if you are using the water for stock and domestic or road construction purposes. However, you will need a water licence if you do not have direct access to the water source or if you are in a water control district.

If you require any further information, please contact the Department.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Up to 10 years but may be approved for longer in special circumstances.

Fees

Nil

Application process

Apply

You will need to attach the following together with your application form:

  • a map with the location of existing and proposed bores, the location where the water is to be used, the method and route of moving the water and the lands in the immediate area - this includes lot, portion, section, lease numbers and boundaries
  • a property development plan.

Approval time

It can take 3 to 4 months to process an application for new or increased licence.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

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:

Water Licensing Officer - Darwin

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Operating address: 4th Floor, Goyder Building
25 Chung Wah Terrace
Palmerston NT 0830
Mailing address: PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831
Phone: 08 8999 3660
Fax: 08 8999 3666
Email: water.Licensing@nt.gov.au
Website: Water (Opens in new window)

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

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

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)

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:

Water Licensing Officer - Alice Springs

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Operating address: AZRI Building
Stuart Highway South
Alice Springs NT 0871
Mailing address: PO Box 1120
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 9215
Fax: 08 8951 9268
Email: water.Licensing@nt.gov.au
Website: Water (Opens in new window)