A licence may be required in order to take or use surface water other than for stock or domestic purposes. Beneficial uses include: agriculture, industry, public water supply, cultural, industry, mining activity, petroleum activity and environment. Non-landowners will require the consent of the landowner to take water.
Requirements may vary in a Water Control District.
Applicants are advised to consult with the Water Licensing Officer of the relevant region (Darwin, Katherine or Alice Springs) prior to applying.