Authority to Carry Out Rain-Making Operations - Victoria


You will require this authority if you intend to undertake rain-making operations (cloud-seeding). A rain-making operation involves seeding or nucleating clouds by artificial means from a manned aircraft. This authority may be granted to promote rainfall or otherwise modify natural cloud processes for any of the following purposes:

  • improving primary production
  • addressing water shortages
  • reducing fire-danger in a forest area
  • any other purpose that the Agency considers to be in the public interest.

Your authorisation will specify in what area, and at which times you are permitted to undertake these operations.

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 authority you must:

  • have the capability to undertake rain-making operations
  • abide by the direction of the Agency in the supply of the required documentation
  • pay any prescribed fees.


Until the completion of the operations


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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Rain-making Control Act 1967 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Creative Victoria

Contact details

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