Water regulation – stages of assessment for the application, assessment, and management of water licences and permits.

The department manages Western Australia’s water resources through the provisions of the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914 (RIWI Act) and the Rights in Water and Irrigation Regulations 2000 (RIWI Regulations).

The following information provides guidance on the processes undertaken by the department to assess applications for water licences and permits under the RIWI Act, and manage any consequently granted instruments. It also provides links to supporting documents that relate to the specific stages of assessment.

For further detailed information, refer to the department’s Procedure: Water licences and permits