Validating an application
Once you have lodged an application, the department will confirm that:
- you require a licence or permit
- you have lodged the correct form(s)
- the mandatory fields on the application form have been completed
- relevant evidence or supporting information has been provided with the application
- any applicable fee has been paid
- all applicants or an approved authorised agent have signed the application form.
The department validates an application by checking the following:
Check by the department
Information for the applicant
Is a licence or permit required for the specified water use(s)?
An application can only be accepted for water uses that require a licence or permit.
Has the correct form been lodged?
An application can only be accepted if the correct form has been completed.
Have the mandatory fields on the application form been completed?
An application can only be accepted if all mandatory fields on the form are completed. Please ensure you use the checklist at the back of each form that identifies the mandatory fields that need to be completed.
Has all the relevant evidence been provided?
An application can only be accepted if there is sufficient evidence supplied in support of the information provided in the form. Please ensure you use the checklist at the back of each form that will inform you of the required documentation.
Is a fee required?
An application can only be accepted when the associated fee has been paid.
An application fee is payable for the following applications:
Form 4A – $200
Form 4T – $200
Form 5I– $70 each
Certified duplicate – $50
Is the form signed by the applicant or is there proof of authority?
An application can only be accepted if all applicants sign it. As the applicant, you must sign the application or provide a letter of authorisation for an agent to sign the application on your behalf. A statutory declaration also can give this authority.