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.
Water sharing plans are a statutory obligation under the Water Management Act 2000.
View a list of water sharing plan amendments where public comment is being sought.
Find information on water sharing plans for each region.
View a list of current water sharing plan suspensions.
Find out what a water sharing plan is and why they are necessary.
Read about the process for developing and evaluating water sharing plans.
Learn more about environmental flow rules in water sharing plans.
All water sharing plans are independently audited and reviewed during their 10-year term. Learn more about audits and reviews.