If your water application form is lodged after 2pm on 17 June 2022 there is no guarantee that the application will be determined in the 2021-2022 year.​

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.

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