Well Works Permit - Tasmania

Description

You will need 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 needed for the construction of wells where the purpose is not to take groundwater. This includes most geotechnical, engineering and mineral exploration drilling activities.

All works on wells must be undertaken by a Licensed Driller.

Please consult 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.

Prerequisites

Must Have

Well Driller's Licence

Might Need

Water Licences

Duration

Two years, unless otherwise specified. This may be extended by a further 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Application process

Apply

In addition to your completed application you must:

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

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 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

Tasmania
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)