Approval to Construct a Dam - South Australia


Persons wishing to interfere with a water course to dam water may need to obtain Council approval.

Service type


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


Once off.


Variable; refer to your local Council

Application process

The paper form 'Application to Construct a Dam Across a Watercourse or otherwise Obstruct a Watercourse' is available from the agency.

Administering agency

SA Local Government Agencies