Well Construction Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to construct, alter or deepen a well. A well is an opening in the ground used to obtain access to underground water. For the purposes of this licence it also includes all works associated with the well.

An artesian well is a well from which water flows (or has flowed) naturally to the surface without any pumping. A licence is needed for all wells of this type. A non-artesian well is a well from which water does not flow naturally and instead is raised by pumping or some other artificial means. A licence is only needed for wells of this type in certain areas determined by the Agency.

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:

  • provide specifications of the construction of the well, including a plan of the geographical location of the well
  • set out the reason for constructing the well and the ways you intend to use the water from it.

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Licence fees:

  • low assessment level - $172.00
  • medium assessment level - $215.00
  • high assessment level - $269.00

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

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.

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Water Licensing

Water

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
Email: licence.enquiry@water.wa.gov.au
Website: Water Licensing (Opens in new window)