Licence to Construct a Retaining Wall on a Waterway - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to construct a retaining wall on a waterway in a declared management area. A waterway includes any rivers, inlets and estuaries, as well as any artificial canal, canal system, lake, lagoon or harbour connected to a waterway. There are five declared management areas in Western Australia:

  • Albany waterways
  • Avon River
  • Wilson Inlet
  • Peel-Harvey estuaries
  • Leschenault Inlet.

Some activities are prohibited in waterway management areas. You will need to consult the Department if you plan to conduct any of the following activities:

  • disturbing the waterbed, banks or foreshore
  • putting any matter into a body of water
  • launching a boat or other craft from a trailer
  • discharging oil into water
  • using aircraft on water.

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:

  • submit the required 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 Amount
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $50.00


Task Resources
Apply Application for a Licence to Construct a Retaining Wall on a Waterway - 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.


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
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001