Water Licensing and Permits

The Water Resources Division administers the regulatory functions of the NT Water Act. This includes permits and licences for Surface Water and Groundwater extraction and water bore drilling. The section also assess compliance under the NT Water Act in relation to Surface Water and Groundwater Extraction Licences, Construct or Alter Works (Dams/ Interference with a Water Way), Bore Construction Permits and the investigation of breaches under the NT Water Act.

Below are a list of application forms under the NT Water Act and associated information to assist you with understanding regulatory and compliance issues related to surface water and groundwater management in the NT.

Bore Construction Permits 

Note: Construction for a new bore or work overs to existing bores are to be undertaken by an NT licensed driller.

For information related to water quality for private water supplies visit the Department of Health, Environmental Health website: www.health.nt.gov.au/Environmental_Health/water_quality

Groundwater Extraction Licences 

Surface Water Extraction Licence 

Construct or Alter Works
(Dams/Interference with a Waterway and Roadworks)

Application for Appeals

For further information phone your relevant Licensing office for details;

Darwin (08) 8999 3632
Katherine (08) 8973 8831
Alice Springs (08) 8951 9215

Email: waterresources@nt.gov.au

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