Water permit - Queensland


This permit is issued to authorise a person to take water, for a particular activity that has a reasonably foreseeable conclusion date, ie the activity is of a temporary nature.

Service type


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


This permit remains in effect for the period specified in the permit, determined according to the activity and circumstances.


Application process

You can apply for this permit by submitting a completed application form to your regional office.

Additional information

A development permit issued under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 is required to physically construct the works (eg pump) through which the water authorised to be taken under a water permit is accessed unless the water is taken using a water truck then a development permit is not required (exempt development).

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Service Delivery

Water Services Support, Regional Support

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Water Services Support, Regional Support

Service Delivery

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines (Opens in new window)