Well Works Permit - Tasmania


You will require this permit if you intend to undertake well works within Tasmania. This includes, for example, 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.

A permit is not required for the construction of wells where the purpose is not to take groundwater. This includes most geotechnical, engineering and mineral exploration drilling activities.

Please consult 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 permit you must:

  • submit the completed application form
  • supply any supporting documentation
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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


Must Have

Well Driller's Licence

Might Need

Water Licences


Two years, unless otherwise specified.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $306.18
Vary Variation All $174.96

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Approval time

In general you should allow at least 10 working days to process a permit for non-commercial water supply and up to 2 - 3 times as long for a commercial permit, depending on the degree of complexity.

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