A NSW Government website
Information on water allocations and availability in New South Wales.
The NSW Government is committed to implementing a robust metering framework to improve the standard and coverage of non-urban water meters across NSW. This is an important step in helping to build community confidence in how the state’s water is managed.
Before you use, take, or trade water, or start work on waterfront land in NSW, you must obtain all necessary licences and approvals.
Current plans and programs underway for NSW water resources.
Responsible for leading the development and delivery of key government water infrastructure projects and programs across the state.
The department oversees the delivery of water and sewerage services by local water utilities, as well as the management of water service risks.
Frequently asked questions and fact sheets on harvestable rights.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to answer your queries related to harvestable rights.