Applications and fees

Applications and fees

Please note: The current drought has  increased the number of works approval applications for groundwater bores, which is causing extended delays in the processing time.

Depending on the application type and complexity, with other agencies involved in the approval, it may take up to 6 months for your application to be determined. You can track the progress of your application and we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Apply, pay and track online

Use our Water Applications Online service to apply, pay and track the status of some applications online. Applying online is a quick and easy option that can be processed faster and gives you visibility of what stage your application is at throughout the process.


Application fees

Find out about application fees.

Change your contact details

Online form to change your contact details (phone number, email and postal address)

WaterNSW office locations

Find your local WaterNSW office and postal address details for submitting your application.
Or contact our Customer Helpdesk on 1300 662 077.


Saturday 05 December
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Saturday 05 December