You will be required to apply for this permit if you intend to undertake any construction which may affect the flow of water. This includes constructing or altering a dam on a water course. Applicants are advised to consult with the Water Licensing Officer of the relevant region (Darwin, Katherine or Alice Springs) prior to applying.
You will not need to apply for this permit if you are constructing any of the following:
- road drainage
- culverts, bridges and urban stormwater drainage works designed and constructed to engineering standards accepted by the relevant public authority
- soil conservation and landcare activities approved by the government.
If you require any further information, please contact the Department.