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


Date Water source License category
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