Licence applications

Running water


Application process and timeframes

Entities wishing to apply for a new, transferred or varied water industry licence should read the following documents which outline the procedure for the issuing of licences.

To apply for a water industry licence, entities must complete the following application form and submit the  form and any supporting documents to

Following receipt of a complete application and the payment of the application fee (as applicable), the Commission will conduct public consultation of a minimum of four weeks. The Commission will consider any submissions received and where appropriate, seek further information from the applicant to inform its assessment of the application. Applicants should allow 12 weeks for a completed licence application to be assessed.

Please note that, if an incomplete application is submitted or if further substantiating information is required, the Commission will seek further information from the applicant. The 12 week assessment process will only commence once all relevant information has been provided. You are therefore encouraged to contact the Commission at an early stage to understand any information requirements which may be relevant to your application.

For information on the fees applicable to your licence refer to Licence Fees.