Water Services Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to provide a water service. Water services include the following:

  • water supply services
  • sewerage services
  • irrigation services
  • drainage services.

A licence may authorise you to provide one or more classes of water service.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


The Minister may exempt certain persons from the need to obtain a licence to provide a water service in a specified area of the State where it is not contrary to the public interest to do so.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • have the financial and technical ability to provide the service, or be able to acquire the ability within a reasonable time
  • be able to satisfy the Authority that granting to licence would not be contrary to the public interest and
  • provide any additional information the department requires to properly consider the application.

You may be required to provide different amounts of information depending on the type of application and your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As per licence (not exceeding 25 years).


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Water Services Act 2012 Western Australia


Licences cannot be transferred except with the approval of the Authority.

Administering agency

Economic Regulation Authority

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:

Enquiries Officer

Economic Regulation Authority

Operating address: Level 4, Albert Facey House
469 Wellington Street
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: PO BOX 8469
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 6557 7900
Fax: 08 6557 7999
Email: records@erawa.com.au