Licence to Take Water - Western Australia

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to undertake any activity which will result in taking water from any surface water or groundwater source. Surface water includes watercourses, wetlands or catchment areas. Groundwater includes wells and artesian bores.

There are two types of licence:

  • 5C licence - groundwater
  • 5C licence - surface water.

You will need a groundwater licence if you intend take water from a well or artesian bore, or do any other activity that utilises groundwater on a property that is located within a proclaimed groundwater area.

You will need a surface water licence if you intend to undertake any activity which needs the pumping or diverting of water from a proclaimed watercourse, wetland or catchment area.

New licences will only be issued where the allocation limit has not been reached.

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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • detail the location of the property in relation to proclaimed areas
  • provide details of the proposed water usage on the property.

Prospective groundwater licence holders will also need to provide details of the groundwater availability with a particular groundwater area.

Prospective surface water licence holders will also need to provide details of surface water availability, taking into account the rights of other landowners situated along the watercourse.

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

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Transfer All $200.00 -

Act(s) name

Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Rights in Water and Irrigation Regulations 2000 Western Australia

Lodgement process

Lodge

The application form must be submitted to the appropriate regional office.

Additional information

It is recommended that you contact the Department to discuss your proposed development or water needs.

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Water

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:

Water Licensing

Water

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Operating address: Prime House
8 Davidson Terrace
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 10
Joondalup DC, Western Australia 6919
Toll Free: 1800 508 885
Email: licence.enquiry@water.wa.gov.au
Website: Water Licensing (Opens in new window)