Licensing & trade
Licences to take water from a river, lake or aquifer.
Authorisations to construct certain works or carry out certain activities which can impact on land and water resources.
Water theft and harming water sources are serious crimes. Compliance with licence and approval requirements is critical to sharing of our precious water resources and preventing harm to water supplies and our environment.
Departments and agencies with water management responsibilities in NSW.
Landholder rights to take water from a river, lake or aquifer without a water licence or approval in certain circumstances.
Water licences are a valuable asset. You can trade water access licences, licence shares and water allocations.
NSW Water Register
Public access to information about water licences, approvals, water trading and environmental water.