These types of approvals allow you to use water from a river, lake or groundwater source.
There are several works that are not covered by the Water Management Act 2000. These must be licensed under the Water Act 1912.
A water access licence with zero licence shares will not be credited with any water allocations as the licence has no share in the available water.
This licence is granted for a specific purpose, such as: local water utility and town water supply, domestic consumption or Aboriginal cultural or commercial purposes.
Exemptions for water access licences and approvals
You don’t need to apply for a water access licence, water supply work, or water use approval if an exemption applies.
Advertising and objections
Some types of water supply work and/or use approval applications must be advertised for a certain period of time to allow members of the community to lodge objections.