Water authorisations for mining, petroleum and gas activities

We regulate the water use of resources projects to ensure any impacts can be assessed and managed.

The requirements differ according to the type of water (e.g. surface water, underground water) and whether the water is being taken in the process of extracting the resource, or for other uses.

This guide explains the current water authorisation requirements for mining, petroleum and gas projects, as well as transitional provisions introduced when legislation was amended in 2016.