Water bore driller's licence - Queensland

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to undertake water bore activities. You must hold a water bore driller's licence to carry out drilling operations in artesian and sub artesian aquifer systems.

Driller's licences are classified according to aquifer type and are endorsed with the drilling methods that may be used. This ensures the skills, knowledge and experience of a driller match the groundwater protection requirements. The classifications are:

  • Class 1: permits work in non-flowing (subartesian) single aquifer systems
  • Class 2: in addition to operating in Class 1 conditions, permits work in non-flowing (subartesian) multiple aquifer systems
  • Class 3: in addition to operating in Class 1 and 2 conditions, permits bore drilling in flowing aquifer systems.

The drilling method endorsements are for cable tool, auger, rotary air, rotary mud, non-drilling rig and sonic drilling. Water bore drillers must have the correct licence endorsements for the construction of new bores or any other work on an existing bore.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must provide evidence of that you have the necessary qualifications and experience set out in legislation.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $611.00 Application for a water bore driller's licence
Apply Application All -

Onsite evaluation fees (excluding GST):

  • Class 1 - $1,097.00
  • Class 2 - $1,603.00
  • Class 3 - $1,941.00
Renew Application All $611.00 Reinstate licence
Renew Renewal All $587.00 Application for renewal of an existing driller's licence
Vary Licence All $180.90 Upgrade an existing licence
Vary Variation All $180.90 Application for amendment of an existing driller's licence

Other resources

Application process

Apply

Please contact your local authority if you would like to receive a water bore drillers licence kit, want a new or amended licence or want to renew an existing licence,

Transfer

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Service Delivery

Water Services Support, Regional Support

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:

Principal Technical Officer (Drilling)

Water Services Support, Regional Support

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: Drillers.Licensing@dnrme.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines (Opens in new window)