Available water determinations

A water allocation, which informs licensed water users how much water they can extract, is a type of announcement known as an available water determination (AWD). An AWD is given effect by a statutory water order. AWDs and their associated orders are issued on 1 July and periodically throughout the year.

Each order authorises WaterNSW to incrementally credit the accounts of licensed water users with the volume of water specified, and allows licensed users to then take that additional water in accordance with their account balance and license conditions.

Determinations for the current year and past three years can be accessed below. If you require historical information, browse the NSW Water Register or the water documents archive portal

2020

Date Water source License category
2020 07 01 NSW Groundwater Sources 2020 336.0 KB Various
2020 07 01 Regulated Rivers in the Richmond River Area Unregulated, Regulated and Alluvial Water Sources, and Bega and Brogo Rivers Area Regulated, Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2020 224.2 KB Various
2020 07 01 Hunter Regulated River Water Source and Paterson Regulated River Water Source 2020 227.1 KB Various
2020 07 01 Peel Regulated River Water Source 2020 386.4 KB Various
2020 07 01 Unregulated River Water Sources 2020 330.5 KB Various
2020 07 01 Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources [No. 2] 2020 246.3 KB Various
2020 07 01 Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources [No. 1] 2020 232.2 KB Various
2020 06 05 Gwydir Regulated River Water Source 2020 [No.1] 108.6 KB General
2020 05 15 Murray Regulated River Water Source 2019 [No. 12] 28.3 KB Various
2020 05 15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source 2019 [No. 3] 34.1 KB Various
2020 05 13 Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Source 2019-2020 [No. 2] 28.3 KB Various
2020 05 07 Gwydir Regulated River Water Source 2020 109.2 KB General
2020 05 01 Lower Darling Regulated River Water Source 2019 [No. 2] 218.7 KB General
2020 04 21 Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources 2020 18.4 KB High
2020 04 21 Upper Namoi Regulated River Water Source 2020 18.1 KB General
2020 04 01 Lower Darling Regulated River Water Source 2019 [No. 1] 25.0 KB Various
2020 03 16 NSW Murray Regulated River Water Source 2019 [No. 11] 24.1 KB Conveyance
2020 03 02 NSW Murray Regulated River Water Source 2019 [No. 10] 23.2 KB Conveyance
2020 02 24 Bega-Brogo Regulated River Water Source 20.1 KB General

Past years' statements