Geothermal consents and reports

This quick guide provides information about what you, as a bore owner or manager, need to do.

You must provide certain information to us and you must notify us when a notifiable accident or dangerous incident occurs. The Geothermal Energy Regulations 1961(external link) (the Regulations) set out the specific consents you need before:

  • starting drilling, suspending, or abandoning
  • a bore
  • using explosives
  • notifications.

 Apply for consent at least 30 days before any planned work consents by using the Details of Works Notice (DOWNs).

Consents and reports required by the Geothermal Energy Regulations 1961 (PDF 76 KB)

Details of works notice (DOWNs) form  (PDF 111 KB)