Water resources


  • Water Act
    Laws for water governance in the Northern Territory.


  • Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserves
    Information on Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserves including policy framework and water allocation planning.
  • Beneficial use
    Information on beneficial use process that reduces the effects of water pollution and assists in the protection and management of water.

Water management

Permits and licences

  • Water licensing portal
    The Water Licensing Portal has been developed to provide easy access to water licencing decisions for all current water allocation licences in the Northern Territory.
  • Permits and licences
    Information about water permits and licensing in the Northern Territory.
  • 15L/s Exemption Removal
    Information on the 15L/s Exemption Removal.

Water information systems

Water publications