Water Services Licence - Western Australia


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

  • water supply services (for potable and non-potable water)
  • sewerage services
  • irrigation services (for irrigation for agriculture or pasture)
  • drainage services (management of stormwater, groundwater, surface water or soil salinity).

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

You will not need this licence if you intend to:

  • supply your own water services
  • transport water by cart, truck or tanker
  • act as an intermediary between the supplier and end user (e.g. a commercial building where water is delivered to individual tenants)
  • conduct mine dewatering (excluding any on-supply of mine dewater)
  • conduct geothermal water supply services.

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 licence you must:

  • have the financial and technical resources to undertake your intended activities
  • ensure your intended activities are not contrary to the public interest
  • be able to comply with any conditions made to your licence.


Up to 25 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Licence Application Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Water Services Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Water Services Regulations 2013 Western Australia

Application process


In addition to your application, you may need to provide additional information depending on your circumstances.


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.