A take and use licence is a fixed-term entitlement to take and use water from a waterway, catchment dam, spring, soak or aquifer. Each licence is subject to conditions set by the Minister and specified on the licence.
A registration licence is an ongoing entitlement to take and use water from a catchment dam, spring or soak. Registration licences were issued between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2003 based on historical use of water.
Take-and-use licences are issued and managed according to the Policies for Managing Take and Use Licences - consolidated 21 Sept 2010 (PDF - 139 Kb). Groundwater extraction for urban supply is subject to the Ministerial guidelines for licensing groundwater for urban supply (PDF - 114 Kb).
You can search for statistics on take and use licences and registration licences stored in the Victorian Water Register here.
To download a Copy of Record for an existing take-and-use licence or registration licence, login here.