Bores and groundwater
Find out about accessing groundwater and licensing and construction standards for water bores.
The take of groundwater for stock and domestic purposes is permitted in any part of Queensland.
Find out how what approvals you need, and how to locate and construct a water bore.
Learn about licencing and standards for water bore drillers and how to apply for a driller's licence.
Learn about construction standards for bores, including additional requirements for the Great Artesian Basin and coal seam gas areas.
Use Queensland Globe or our quick search tool to get information on private registered bores and Queensland Government bores.
Find information on the process and requirements for the extraction of underground water by resource tenure holders.