Licences and permits authorise water use and water affecting activities in specific resource areas across the state.

To find out more about why we have licences and permits, and how they may apply to you, visit the Water Licences and Permits page on the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources website.


A temporary suspension on well construction for domestic purposes is in place for the Central Adelaide Groundwater Area. Applications for well construction in the area are subject to specific conditions as outlined in the relevant appliction forms.

The lists below show the most recent additions and updates. To see a complete list, click the relevant More.

If your water application forms is lodged after 12noon on 30 June 2016 there is no guarantee that the application will be determined in the 2016-2017 year.

Please submit your River Murray water allocation trade applications by Friday 16th June 2017 for guaranteed processing.

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