Water drilling licences

Water licence classes

The class of licence is chosen by the type of aquifer systems in which the driller may operate: 

  • class 1 includes single non-flowing aquifer systems
  • class 1 restricted includes single non-flowing aquifer systems that are restricted to geotech and monitoring bores to a maximum depth of 30m
  • class 2 includes multiple non-flowing aquifer systems
  • class 3 includes flowing aquifer systems within the Great Artesian Basin
  • class 3 restricted includes flowing aquifer systems that are not in the Great Artesian Basin.

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Last updated: 05 February 2019

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