Site Use Approval - South Australia


You will need this approval to use water from a prescribed area. For example, you will need this approval to carry out any type of irrigation along the SA Murray River.

The following areas will need this approval:

  • River Murray prescribed watercourse
  • Far North prescribed wells area.

Unless there is a condition on the water allocation, the water can be used for any purpose as along as you have a Site Use Approval that covers that use. For example, Class 3 entitlement allocations can be used for irrigation, domestic, industrial or recreational uses, provided the approval covers these purposes.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Any legal entity can apply for this approval, although the landowner will be required to countersign if the applicant is not the landowner.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $514.00

Plus a technical assessment fee of $345.00. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $514.00

Plus a technical assessment fee of $345.00. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer process


This approval is not transferable.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.