Waste discharge licences

If you are involved in activities where waste will come into contact with water, you must get a waste discharge licence.

This includes for work related to the following activities:

  • sewage or wastewater treatment
  • aquaculture
  • mining
  • dredged material disposal.

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply for a waste discharge licence.

Step 1. Read the waste discharge licence guidelines (267.9 kb).

Step 2. Fill in the waste discharge licence form (98.6 kb).

Step 3. Attach your supporting documents.

Step 4. Submit the form and supporting documents by post or email.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
PO Box 3675
Darwin NT 0801
waste@nt.gov.au

You should submit your application at least 90 business days before the activity starts.

After you apply

Waste discharge licences take an average of six to eight weeks to assess.

It can take up to three months for your licence to be processed.

This will vary based on the information you give with the application and how complex your proposed activity is.

Renew, amend, transfer or surrender your licence

To renew, change the conditions of, transfer, or surrender your waste discharge licence, follow these steps.

Step 1. Fill in the form

Fill in the form that applies to you.

Renew your licence

To renew your licence, fill in the waste discharge licence renewal form (83.3 kb).

Amend the conditions of your licence

To change the conditions of your licence, fill in the amend a water discharge licence form (80.8 kb).

Transfer your licence

To transfer your licence, fill in the transfer a waste discharge licence form (65.0 kb).

Surrender your licence

To surrender your licence, fill in the surrender a waste discharge licence form (61.4 kb).

Step 2. Attach supporting information

Attach your supporting information or documents.

Step 3. Submit your application

Submit the form and supporting documents by post or email.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources
PO Box 3675
Darwin NT 0801
waste@nt.gov.au

You should submit your renewal application at least 90 business days before your licence is due to expire.

Last updated: 28 November 2017