Learn more about NRAR

Service Message: NRAR remains open for business however some services may be impacted due to COVID-19.

Find out more:

Due to remote working requirements NRAR is unable to receive physical mail, including licence and approval applications.

If you have sent mail to NRAR since Friday 29 March, or have something new to send - please submit it by email to nrar.enquiries@nrar.nsw.gov.au.

Applications are to be downloaded from the Approval applications & fees page and submitted by email.

Payment by cheque is no longer available. For electronic payment via credit card or EFT, or if you have any questions please call 1800 633 362 during business hours.


The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) is an independent regulator established under the Natural Resources Access Regulator Act 2017. Its current focus is water regulation.

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    Licensing & approvals

    Read about the NRAR’s role in licensing and approvals

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    Monitoring & auditing

    Information about our compliance monitoring activities

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    Investigation & enforcement

    Information on our decisions and determinations

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    Reports and data

    The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) was created to deliver effective, transparent and accountable compliance and enforcement of the state's natural resources management legislation. We are working hard to build and maintain public confidence in NRAR's measures for ensuring compliance with water law in NSW.

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    Policies & guidelines

    Download our regulatory policies and guidelines

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    About NRAR

    Read about who we are, what we do and how we do it