A drillers’ licence is required to construct water bores in Australia, in order to protect our groundwater resources.
There are 3 classes of licence classified by the type of aquifer, and endorsed with the drilling method that is used.
This provides the technical basis for and a description of, the minimum requirements for constructing water bores in Australia and decommissioning.
Approach your state licensing authority to make sure you are eligible to apply then apply to ADITC for your examination papers.
List of State and Territory contacts for waterwell driller licence applications.