Permit to Interfere with the Bed or Banks of a Watercourse - Western Australia


You will need this permit if you have a watercourse on your property and intend to do any activity that might interfere with or obstruct the watercourse or its banks or surrounds. This includes the construction or modification of a dam or weir.

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 permit you must:

  • provide details of the activities you propose to carry out
  • detail the location of the watercourse and your property
  • have the necessary financial resources to carry out your proposed activities.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Permit fees:

  • low assessment level - $2477.00
  • medium assessment level - $3302.00
  • high assessment level - $4128.00

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Application Guide (Opens in new window)

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


You must submit your application to the appropriate regional office of the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation


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


Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Western Australia
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
Website: Water Licensing (Opens in new window)