The groundwater resources of Tasmania are managed by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment under the Water Management Act 1999.
Generally speaking, an owner or occupier of any land in the state can extract any amount of groundwater from it for any purpose, provided no environmental issues arise. A licence to extract and use groundwater will be required if the land is in a nominated Groundwater Area or Water Management area.
I have over 40 years’ experience in Tasmania in groundwater exploration, drilling, extraction, pump testing and sampling. More recently, I have teamed up with hydrogeology firm Hocking et al Pty Ltd to offer groundwater management services and numeric computer modelling.