The NSW Water Register provides public access to information about water licences, approvals, water trading, water dealings, environmental water and other matters related to water entitlements in NSW.

The register amalgamates information from several public registers maintained by the DPI Water as part of its statutory responsibility to record water entitlement and water market information.

The NSW Water Register is complemented by the Water Access Licence Register maintained by Land and Property Information, which provides more detailed information about every water access licence in NSW.

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No charges or fees apply to search for information on the NSW Water Register. The NSW Water Register does not include information about controlled activity approvals. Information publicly available from a register of controlled activity approvals is available at our local offices.

If you require full and up to date details about a particular water access licence (including current holders, share and extraction component details, encumbrances and notations) you should undertake a search of the Water Access Licence Register administered by Land and Property Information (register transaction fees apply).

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Disclaimer: The NSW Office of Water does not warrant the data is current nor does it warrant that the data or the data capturing processes are free from corruption or error.

Privacy: The information provided is limited to meet the requirements of section 57 of the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998.

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More information: Should you require further information or technical assistance, please submit your request to or contact 1800 353 104.