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Permits and licences

Please note: if your water application form is lodged after 2pm on 18 June 2021 there is no guarantee that the application will be determined in the 2020-2021 year.

Water licence and permit forms

Find out whether you need to apply for a water licence or permit.

Download forms for specific prescribed wells and water resources areas from the list below and apply using the instructions on the forms.

For questions about the forms below phone (08) 8595 2053.

If you are required to meter, the type of meter selected, it’s installation and the way it is maintained must be in accordance with the South Australian Licensed Water Use Meter Policy and Specification. In addition, new metering requirements are being introduced which mean that any meter installed after 1 July 2019 must comply with national metering standards. Further information on the new requirements can be found here.

If you have installed, replaced, moved, repaired or removed a water meter, use this Water Meter Notification Form to provide the details to the department.

To apply for an activity relating to wells, well driller's licences, notations of interest, using effluent or imported water and general meter testing, please use a statewide form.

Find out more information about other water affecting activities within the SA Murray-Darling Basin, including dam works, construction and excavation in and around watercourses, destroying vegetation in and around a watercourse and discharging water into a watercourse.

Permits and licences are required for the following water resources areas because they are covered by a Water Allocation Plan (WAP). A WAP is a legal document that sets out the rules for managing the take and use of prescribed water resources areas to ensure resource sustainability. Find out more information about what a WAP is and why they are important.

Angas Bremer

Form

New water licence

Transfer of a water licence

Transfer water allocation

Vary water licence

Special meter reading

Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges

Form

New water licence

Transfer of a water licence

Transfer water allocation

Vary water licence

Special meter reading

Mallee

Form

New water licence

Transfer of a water licence

Transfer water allocation

Vary water licence

Special meter reading

Marne Saunders

Form

New water licence

Transfer of a water licence

Transfer water allocation

Vary water licence

Special meter reading

Peake, Roby and Sherlock

Form

New water licence

Transfer of a water licence

Transfer water allocation

Vary water licence

Special meter reading

River Murray

Please note, the suite of River Murray online forms has recently been upgraded. Where the option to apply online is available, you need to click on the appropriate link(s) in the table below. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the relevant form(s).

Form

A1 Transfer water allocation - apply online or download the form

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

L2 Water licence for wetland management

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

L3 Transfer licence or water access entitlement - apply online or download the form

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

L4 Transfer water access entitlement on transformation of irrigation right - apply online or download the form

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

L5 Licence for Environmental Land Management

S1 New site use approval - apply online or download the form. Applications are subject to a salinity zoning policy. Please see the salinity zone boundary maps before you apply.

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

S2 Vary site use approval - apply online or download the form. Applications are subject to a salinity zoning policy. Please see the salinity zone boundary maps before you apply.

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

T1 Tag an interstate allocation to SA

T2 Tag an SA allocation to interstate

T3 Use an interstate water allocation that is tagged for use to a South Australian extraction point

W1 New water resources works approval - apply online or download the form

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

W2 Vary water resources works approval - apply online or download the form

Please note, this form has recently been upgraded, to apply online you need to click the link in the preceding sentence. Bookmarks created prior to June 30 2021 no longer link to the online form.

Special meter reading