Well Driller's Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to personally undertake well works within Tasmania. This can include excavation undertaken to give access to groundwater, any other works undertaken to repair or modify the structure of a well or any works undertaken to plug, backfill, seal or decommission a well.

There are various classes (such as single non-flowing aquifer systems, multiple on-flowing aquifer systems, and flowing aquifer systems) and endorsements available (such as non-drilling rig, cable tool, auger, rotary air, and rotary mud).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a natural person
  • be qualified to physically undertake well works of the relevant class
  • have no convictions for offences of a serious kind
  • have or satisfy any prescribed competencies.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Application process


Your application must include a recent digitised or passport sized photo of yourself as well as the prescribed application fee.

Approval time

60 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Water Management and Assessment Branch

Contact details

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