5C Licence - Surface Water - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to do any activity which requires the pumping or diverting of water from a proclaimed watercourse, wetland or catchment area.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must complete each of the following:

  • detail the location of the property from which water will be taken
  • provide details of the proposed water usage on the property
  • provide details of surface water availability, taking into account the rights of other landowners situated along the watercourse
  • submit the required forms.

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


As specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

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.

Water Licensing

Operating address: The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Toll Free: 1800 508 885
Email: licence.enquiry@water.wa.gov.au