Approval applications & fees

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Due to remote working requirements, licence and approval applications will no longer be received by mail - effective immediately.

Applications are to be downloaded and submitted by email to nrar.enquiries@nrar.nsw.gov.au

For electronic payment via credit card or EFT, or if you have any questions, please call 1800 633 362 during business hours.


Controlled activity approvals

You can apply for a new approval or to amend your existing approval.

Controlled activity approvals cannot be granted retrospectively for a controlled activity which has already been carried out.

Controlled activity approvals Application
form
Supporting
information
New or amended approval Application form ((PDF 275.8 KB))Guide ((PDF 374.7 KB))
Extractive industriesApplication form (PDF 593.8 KB)Guide ((PDF 374.7 KB))
Extended approvalApplication form (PDF 247.8 KB)Guide (PDF 263.2 KB)


For information about application fees for controlled activity approvals, download the fact sheet. ((PDF 111.8 KB))

Water supply work and water use approvals

Rural landholders and rural industries

WaterNSW is your one stop shop for licensing services, including water supply work and water use approvals, for rural landholders and rural industries.

Our department’s customers

The following information is provided for our department’s customers.

You can apply for a new approval, to amend your existing approval, or to extend your approval if it is going to expire soon.

Water supply work and water use approvals Application form Supporting information
New approval Water supply work and/or water use Application form ((PDF 740.7 KB))Guide ((PDF 517.9 KB))
Bore for domestic and stock right Apply and pay online  
Application form ((PDF 715.5 KB)) Guide ((PDF 422.8 KB))             
Amend approval Water supply work and/or water use Application form ((PDF 740.7 KB))Guide ((PDF 517.9 KB))
Bore for domestic and stock right Application form ((PDF 715.5 KB))Guide ((PDF 422.8 KB))      
Inactive worksApplication form (PDF 644.5 KB)Guide (PDF 491.8 KB)
Extend approval Apply and pay online 

For information about application fees for water supply work and water use approvals, download the fact sheet ((PDF 131.1 KB)).

Flood work approvals

Rural landholders and industries

WaterNSW is your one stop shop for licensing services, including flood work approvals, for rural landholders and rural industries.

Our customers

The following information is provided for our department’s customers.

You can apply for a new approval or to amend your existing approval.

Flood work approvals Application form Supporting information
New approval Application form ((PDF 557.0 KB)) Guide ((PDF 473.7 KB))
Amend approval Application form ((PDF 556.2 KB)) Guide ((PDF 458.7 KB))

For information about application fees for flood approvals, download the fact sheet ((PDF 125.1 KB)).

How to complete and submit an application form

Applications which are advertised

Some types of applications for approvals must be advertised. This allows other people in the local area to make an objection to the granting of the application.

Public access to information about applications which are currently being advertised can be found on the NRAR Public Notices page