Water Licences - Tasmania

Description

You may need 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

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Water Licences are subject to an annual fee.

Duration

40 years, with provision made for reassessment of licence conditions every one to five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Water Management Regulations 2019 Tasmania

Application process

Apply

In addition to your completed application you must:

  • provide extra documentation as requested by the Agency
  • pay any relevant fees.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Water Management and Assessment Branch

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 Management and Assessment Branch

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 13 St Johns Avenue
New Town, Tasmania 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3019
Email: Anna.Harper@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: Water Licences. (Opens in new window)