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 for Environment and Water 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 form is lodged after close of business on 15th June 2018 there is no guarantee that the application will be determined in the 2017-2018 year.

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