WaterNSW is responsible for managing access to water and ensuring water is shared equitably between the environment, farmers and industry.
Requirements for an approval or licence to access water depends on how and why you want to use the water.
For assistance in calculating how much water you may need for stock, domestic or general farming, go to How much water do I need? (PDF, 523.78 KB)
A key component of managing access to water is ensuring compliance with water legislation. This is essential to ensure equitable sharing of the resource.
Schedule a meeting
To ensure the safety of our people, visitors and the community, some of our offices remain closed until further notice.
Select your local office and use our online facility to book a video meeting to discuss water licensing enquiries.