Ensuring water is shared equitably.
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, 244.5 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.
WaterNSW customers are encouraged to book a phone appointment with us to discuss your water licensing enquiries.
Select your enquiry category below and use our online facility to book a phone appointment. Phone appointments are available Monday to Thursday.
The following offices are open for face-to-face meetings every Tuesday to discuss your water licensing enquiries. Select your local office to use our online facility to book a face-to-face meeting with one of our water licensing experts.
WaterNSW acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we work and pay our respects to all elders past, present and emerging. Learn more