Water Licences - Tasmania


You may require a water access or allocation licence if you intend to take water from the State's rivers and streams for use other than already allocated riparian (stock and domestic) entitlements. Factors such as local water management plans may affect your right of application, and the type of application you can make.

Conditions such as the installation of water meters, and volume limits on surface water, dam and irrigation collection, groundwater and flood flows will need to be considered.

Please consult with the Contact Officer 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 for this licence you must:

  • complete an application form
  • make an appointment with your local Agency representative to discuss your proposal
  • agree to abide by current legislation and other controls relevant to your licence
  • provide extra documentation as requested by the Agency
  • pay any relevant fees

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


40 years, with provision made for reassessment of licence conditions every five years. May be revoked in the case of a Water Supply Emergency (WSE).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $115.18

Administrative fee.

General Miscellaneous All -

Fees may vary according to your location, assessment and management requirements, and licence conditions. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Water Management Regulations 2009 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Water Operations

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:

Senior Administration Officer, Water Compliance

Water Operations

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 1 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3019
Fax: 03 6233 7781
Email: Anna.Henricks@dpipwe.tas.gov.au