Waste Discharge Licence (into Water) - Northern Territory


It is an offence under the Water Act to pollute water or allow waste to come into contact with water without a waste discharge licence. Waste discharge licences are used to regulate impacts on water quality in the Northern Territory, including the quality and quantity of wastewater discharged to waterways by Industry and Commercial Operations.

Service type


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


Maximum of 2 years unless approved by the Controller of Water.



Act(s) name

Water Act 1992 Northern Territory

Additional information

Forms and guidelines for Waste Discharge Licences are available from the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority web site.

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:

Operating address: Level 2, Arnhemica House
16 Parap Rd
Parap NT 0820
Mailing address: GPO Box 3675
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889244218
Fax: 0889246554
Email: ntepa@nt.gov.au
Website: http://www.ntepa.nt.gov.au/waste-pollution/approvals-licences (Opens in new window)