Form 71 + 91 - Apply for a take and use water and operate works license

Form 71 + 91 - Take and use water and operate works licensing - New

Use this form to apply for a new licence which may include a permanent or temporary trade.

Form suitable for Surface Water or Ground Water Properties.

Please read this information in detail prior to completing this form (opens in a new window) 

Please note that if more than 6 signatures are required per group (e.g. Owners, Licensees, Sellers, Buyers, Transferees) please contact GMW to request an offline form.

Applicant details

Please note that all communication related to this form will be directed to the Applicant or Lodging Party.

The Applicant is the person who is submitting the application to GMW, they are the main contact for that form submission and are responsible for the information being submitted and the coordination of e-signatures and payment of the application fee.

The Applicant may be a lodging party/ solicitor/ conveyancer/ water broker but can also be a new or existing customer submitting their own application form as  the seller/buyer or licensee.

If the property transferring includes a general place of take and/or extraction share, this will be included on the application form

Every application requires an “applicant”.

This email address will receive all automated correspondence in relation to this form submission.

Postal address
Application details
Application Type This is a required field.
Application Type This is a required field.
Licence Type This is a required field.
Licence Type This is a required field.
Ownership of the land(s) where the works are located and where the water is used
Land Ownership This is a required field.
Land Ownership This is a required field.
Applicant(s)

If more than 6 signatures are required, please contact GMW to request an offline form.

Applying as a company

Please note when applying as  a company:

  • The form must be signed by those persons duly authorised to sign on behalf of the company in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001; two directors, alternatively one director and one secretary, unless there is a sole director and secretary of the company.
  • A current (less than 12 months old) copy of an ASIC Company Search listing all directors and/or office bearers must be provided.

You can obtain a Company Extract by:

  • Accessing the internet service at www.asic.gov.au (opens in a new window) or by phoning (03) 5177 3988
  • Contacting your solicitor or legal advisor to conduct the search on your behalf (fees may apply)
  • Requesting that GMW complete the searches on your behalf (fees apply)

You must provide the details of those persons duly authorised to sign on behalf of the company.

Owner 1
Applicant is Owner 1 This is a required field.
Applicant is Owner 1 This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address
Owner 2
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Owner 1? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Owner 1? This is a required field.
Postal address
Owner 3
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Owner 2? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Owner 2? This is a required field.
Postal address
Owner 4
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Owner 3? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Owner 3? This is a required field.
Postal address
Owner 5
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Owner 4? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Owner 4? This is a required field.
Postal address
Owner 6
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Owner 5? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Owner 5? This is a required field.
Postal address
Details of the land(s) to be licensed

Details of the land(s) to be licensed including where the works are located.

Property address

Please list as - Volume / Folio / Lot No / Plan No

Proposed Use of Water
Proposed/Current Use of Water This is a required field.
Proposed/Current Use of Water This is a required field.
Source of supply
Amendments requested to existing licence details
Requested Amendments This is a required field.
Requested Amendments This is a required field.
Proposed new licence details

Please list as - Works No | Proposed Extraction Rate (ML/day) | Volume Requested (ML/year) | Use Type for each of the works

Irrigation Development Guidelines
Irrigation Development Guidelines This is a required field.
Please tick the most appropriate statement for your application.
Irrigation Development Guidelines This is a required field.
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

Each application for works lodged with GMW is required to be assessed to determine if the application requires a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2007. A CHMP is a written report prepared by a Heritage Advisor which contains the results of an assessment of the potential impact of a proposed activity or works on Aboriginal cultural heritage.

A CHMP is required for an activity if:

  • all or part of the activity is in an area of cultural heritage sensitivity. A waterway or land within 200m of a waterway may be considered an area of cultural heritage sensitivity; and
  • all or part of the activity is a high impact activity.

If the proposed activity is not an exempt activity then an applicant must provide clear documented proof that they meet the exemptions from the requirement to prepare a CHMP, as specified in the Act and Regulations.

A CHMP may be required prior to commencing any works.

In circumstances where a CHMP is required, GMW cannot grant an application without an approved CHMP. Therefore, it is important an applicant is aware of their obligations under the Act and its Regulations.

A CHMP may NOT be required for an activity if:

  • The site is not in an area of Cultural Heritage Sensitivity:

Check if the site of your works is subject to a CHMP - Cultural Heritage Sensitivity map (opens in a new window)

  • Site has been subject to significant ground disturbance:

Evidence must be provided why the site is already subject to significant ground disturbance. Significant ground disturbance means disturbance of:

(a) the topsoil or surface rock layer of the ground; or

(b) a waterway— by machinery in the course of grading, excavating, digging, dredging or deep ripping, but does not include ploughing other than deep ripping.

  • Works are Minor Works:

(a) fences or freestanding walls;

(b) temporary seating structures, stages or platforms.

  • Demolition or Removal of Works:

The demolition or removal of a building is an exempt activity.

You can access the Aboriginal Heritage Planning Tool on the Victorian government website (opens in a new window) and print a receipt of your results for inclusion in your application. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Licensing Unit for assistance.

Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) This is a required field.
Will you be attaching a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP)?
Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) This is a required field.
Part 2 - Permanent or temporary trade
Type of Trade This is a required field.

If you are transferring your whole entitlement to the buyer, your existing licence will be surrendered automatically without further notice to you.

An application to decommission works will be set to you.

Type of Trade This is a required field.
Multiple year temporary transfers

Note: All multiple year transfers are subject to a Tier 2 assessment. Please refer to the explanatory notes for further information.

Seller's licence information
Agent details (Broker or Solicitor)
Postal address
Seller(s)

If more than 6 signatures are required, please contact GMW to request an offline form.

Applying as a company

Please note when applying as  a company:

  • The form must be signed by those persons duly authorised to sign on behalf of the company in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001; two directors, alternatively one director and one secretary, unless there is a sole director and secretary of the company.
  • A current (less than 12 months old) copy of an ASIC Company Search listing all directors and/or office bearers must be provided.

You can obtain a Company Extract by:

  • Accessing the internet service at www.asic.gov.au (opens in a new window) or by phoning (03) 5177 3988
  • Contacting your solicitor or legal advisor to conduct the search on your behalf (fees may apply)
  • Requesting that GMW complete the searches on your behalf (fees apply)

You must provide the details of those persons duly authorised to sign on behalf of the company.

Seller 1
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address
Seller 2
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Seller 1? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Seller 1? This is a required field.
Postal address
Seller 3
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Seller 2? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Seller 2? This is a required field.
Postal address
Seller 4
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Seller 3? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Seller 3? This is a required field.
Postal address
Seller 5
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Seller 4? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Seller 4? This is a required field.
Postal address
Seller 6
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Seller 5? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Seller 5? This is a required field.
Postal address
Volume to be transferred by Seller(s)

Please note the whole volume of the transfer must be unused for the current season.

EG. If 10 ML is being transferred at $200.00per ML the total monetary consideration is $2,000.00

Do you have works in place? This is a required field.
Do you have works in place? This is a required field.
Have you used water in the current irrigation season? This is a required field.
Have you used water in the current irrigation season? This is a required field.
Buyer(s)

If more than 6 signatures are required, please contact GMW to request an offline form.

Applying as a company

Please note when applying as  a company:

  • The form must be signed by those persons duly authorised to sign on behalf of the company in accordance with section 127(1) of the Corporations Act 2001; two directors, alternatively one director and one secretary, unless there is a sole director and secretary of the company.
  • A current (less than 12 months old) copy of an ASIC Company Search listing all directors and/or office bearers must be provided.

You can obtain a Company Extract by:

  • Accessing the internet service at www.asic.gov.au (opens in a new window) or by phoning (03) 5177 3988
  • Contacting your solicitor or legal advisor to conduct the search on your behalf (fees may apply)
  • Requesting that GMW complete the searches on your behalf (fees apply)

You must provide the details of those persons duly authorised to sign on behalf of the company.

Buyer 1
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address
Buyer 2
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Buyer 1? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Buyer 1? This is a required field.
Postal address
Buyer 3
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Buyer 2? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Buyer 2? This is a required field.
Postal address
Buyer 4
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Buyer 3? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Buyer 3? This is a required field.
Postal address
Buyer 5
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Buyer 4? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Buyer 4? This is a required field.
Postal address
Buyer 6
Type This is a required field.
Type This is a required field.
Company details

Please see notes above on applying as a company.

Company Extract This is a required field.
Company Extract This is a required field.
Contact details
Postal address is the same as Buyer 5? This is a required field.
Postal address is the same as Buyer 5? This is a required field.
Postal address
Volume to be transferred to Buyer(s)
Signatures
  • When you submit this form, invitation emails will be sent to all signatories requesting that they review and sign your submission
  • You will be notified each time a signature has been submitted
  • You will receive a request for payment (if applicable) when the final signature has been submitted

If you are signing this form and not representing a company, please enter N/A in Position.

Owner 1 Sign Here
Payment
Save draft

Please ensure that the information provided in this form is correct as it cannot be modified after it is submitted.

If needed, you are able to save a draft and come back to the form via a link that will be emailed to you.

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