Country Areas Water Supply Clearing Licence - Western Australia


You may require this licence if you intend to clear controlled land in any of the following catchment areas or water reserves:

  • Wellington Dam Catchment Area
  • Harris River Dam Catchment Area
  • Mundaring Weir Catchment Area
  • Denmark River Catchment Area
  • Kent River Water Reserve
  • Warren River Water Reserve.

Clearing involves the felling of native trees or removal of native undergrowth within a controlled area. Please see the attached document for more information regarding the location of the controlled areas within water catchments and reserves.

If you are considering clearing native vegetation in the catchments or water reserves listed above you should contact the Agency to determine whether this licence or a clearing permit under environment protection legislation is required. 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.


Please be aware that you may not require this licence if you hold a clearing permit under environmental protection legislation. However, if you hold an exemption under the environmental protection legislation for the catchment area, or if compensation has previously been paid to retain the subject vegetation, you will require this licence.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • complete the relevant application form
  • pay any required fees.

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


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.


Task Resources
Apply Application for a Clearing Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms 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