camping permit banner
Licences & permits

Water licence and permit forms

Please note: The end of the 2023-24 water use year is fast approaching. To ensure your application is considered by end of year, please get your applications in by 5pm on Friday 14 June 2024.

Forms for specific prescribed water resources areas

To apply for a new licence, vary a current licence, transfer a licence and more, click on the relevant prescribed water resources area:

Note: South Australia has a new Water Register and mywater – a new portal for water users and businesses to do business with government online.

More information is available here.

If you wish to trade water (allocation) for use during the 2023/24 water year or to balance your water account before 30 June 2024, please complete the NEW Application to transfer water allocation (linked for each region above) before 14 June 2024.

If you wish to trade water for a longer period or for use after 30 June 2024, please phone your regional water licencing office, using the numbers below.

We will guide you through the new application process for these trades. It is important that you apply for these trades before Friday 14 June, to ensure that they can be assessed and (if appropriate) approved before 30 June 2024.

Water meter forms

To provide a meter self-read, submit an online meter reading form.

To provide details about a new meter or a change to a meter, submit an online meter notification form.

Forms applicable throughout the state for specific purposes

To apply for one of the following activities, select the relevant form on the statewide page:

  • note or remove an interest in a water licence
  • drain or discharge water into a well
  • use imported water (except Clare Valley)
  • use effluent water
  • water meter test
  • well driller's licence application, renewal or variation
  • well construction permit.

Additionally, from 1 July 2017, foreign persons were required to register their interests in registerable water entitlements and contractual water rights on the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements. To find out more and how to register, follow this link.

Contact your local water licence office

For more information about water licences and permits please contact us:

LocationPhoneOffice LocationTeamEmail
Berri8595 2053
28 Vaughan Tce, Berri 5343
Trade team
DEWWatertrade@sa.gov.au
Berri
8595 2053
28 Vaughan Tce, Berri 5343
Data team
DEW.Waterlicensingberri@sa.gov.au
Adelaide
8463 6876
81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Trade team
DEWwaterlicensing@sa.gov.au
Mount Gambier
8735 1134
152 Jubilee Highway East
Trade team

DEW.LCWaterLicensing@sa.gov.au


Mount Gambier Water Licensing Relocated to Jubilee HWY

You are advised that from 19thof February 2024, the Mount Gambier Water Licensing Team will be located at 152 Jubilee Highway East.

Please continue to call (08) 8735 1134.