Water Supply and Sewerage Services Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to own or operate water supply service or sewerage services in a licence area. Licence areas are limited to one single licence per area.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • be a suitable person to hold a licence
  • be able to meet reasonably foreseeable obligations relating to providing water supply services or sewerage services.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

To maintain this licence you must lodge an annual return and pay a licence fee each year.


Indefinite unless specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1500.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $25000.00

Large provider (supplying services in major urban centres and multiple rural and remote licence areas. Fees for 2020-21

Apply Licence All $1000.00

Small provider (supplying services in a single minor urban centre and/or a small number of rural and remote licence areas). Fees for 2020-21


Approval time

Up to two months

Administering agency

Utilities Commission

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:

General Enquiries

Utilities Commission

Northern Territory
Mailing address: NT House
Level 3
22 Mitchell Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Contact us other: 08 8999 5480
Email: utilities.commission@nt.gov.au

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