Well Works Permit - Tasmania


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, construction, mineral exploration, containment investigation and water monitoring purposes.

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

Service type


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.


Must Have

Well Driller's Licence

Might Need

Water Licences


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Application process


In addition to your completed application you must:

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

Approval time

30 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources 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.