You may need this licence if you intend to obtain water from your rural property through the use of a bore or well.
You may construct or use a bore for two different purposes:
- Domestic and stock use (which includes water for household purposes, watering of animals kept as pets, watering of cattle or other stock, watering around the house for fire prevention and watering a kitchen garden)
- Commercial activities (which includes irrigation, mining, aquaculture, feedlots, piggeries, poultry farms, golf/sporting areas, guest accommodation, water bottling, snow making).
You must obtain this licence to construct a bore or well for domestic and stock use. In many areas of Victoria, water licences for commercial activities are fully capped. In these areas, you can only obtain a licence by buying an existing licence or applying for a licence to Take and Use Water once the bore has been completed.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.