Approval applications & fees

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

Please download and submit all applications 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. We cannot grant a retrospective approval for an activity already carried out.

Controlled activity approvals Application
form
Supporting
information
New or amended approval Application form (PDF, 241.97 KB)Guide (PDF, 374.74 KB)
Extractive industries Application form PDF, 593.82 KBGuide (PDF, 374.74 KB)
Extended approval Application form PDF, 231.19 KBGuide PDF, 263.17 KB


Our fact sheet (PDF, 111.81 KB) has information about application fees for controlled activity approvals.

Water supply work and water use approvals

Rural landholders and rural industries

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

Our department’s customers

The following information is 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 about to expire.

Water supply work and water use approvals Application form Supporting information
New approval Water supply work and/or water use Application form (PDF, 325.52 KB)Guide (PDF, 517.92 KB)
Bore for domestic and stock right Apply and pay online  
Application form (PDF, 331.34 KB) Guide (PDF, 422.85 KB)             
Amend approval Water supply work and/or water use Application form (PDF, 325.52 KB)Guide (PDF, 517.92 KB)
Bore for domestic and stock right Application form (PDF, 331.34 KB)Guide (PDF, 422.85 KB)      
Inactive worksApplication form PDF, 303.49 KBGuide PDF, 491.81 KB
Extend approval Apply and pay online 

Our fact sheet (PDF, 131.07 KB) has information about application fees for water supply work and water use approvals.

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 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, 260.06 KB) Guide (PDF, 473.66 KB)
Amend approval Application form (PDF, 259.14 KB) Guide (PDF, 458.67 KB)

Our fact sheet PDF, 125.07 KB has information about application fees for flood work approvals.

Advertising of applications

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.

Information on currently advertised applications is on the NRAR Public Notices page