About new water supply work and/or water use approval
Water supply work approvals allow you to construct and use a work that takes water from a river, lake, or underground aquifer. Water supply works include pumps, bores, dams, weirs, irrigation channels, banks, and levees.
Water use approvals allow you to use water on your land. Irrigation, town water supply, power generation and mining are examples of water uses that require water use approvals.
Note: You can apply for a combined water supply work and water supply use approval on a single application.
How to apply
What you need
The application form lists all the documents and searches that must be provided with the application. For assistance in conducting the searches, refer to the Guide to searches.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Use these documents to apply for a new water supply work or water use approval:
Submit your application