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About Licences

About Licences

A Water Access Licence (WAL) from WaterNSW is generally required to extract water from rivers or aquifers to use for irrigation, industrial or commercial purposes.

The Water Management Act 2000 governs the issue of WALs and approvals for water sources (rivers, lakes, estuaries and groundwater) in New South Wales where water sharing plans have commenced.

Use the NSW Water Register to check if your Water Act 1912 licence has been converted to a Water Management Act 2000 licence, or search for information about a water licence or approval.

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