The table below provides direct links to application forms, guides and more information about approvals, licensing and dealings.

Application fees

Apply and pay online

Use our Water Applications Online service to apply and pay for some transactions online using a credit card. Applying online is a quick and easy option that can be processed faster and also tracked by applicants.

What are the processing times for different type of applications?

Our targets for processing many of the applications in the below table can be found in the Office of Water's Customer Service Charter (PDF 218 KB) under regulatory service standards.

Applications

Approvals
Application to extend a water supply work and/or water use approval Apply and pay online Guide and FAQs More info
Application for a water supply work and/or water use approval PDF form
(PDF 293 KB)
More info
Application for an approval to construct a bore for domestic and stock water PDF form
(PDF 140 KB)
More info
Application for a controlled activity approval for works on waterfront land PDF form
(PDF 285 KB)
Guide
(PDF 83 KB)
More info
Application for interstate tagging a NSW approval to an interstate entitlement PDF form
(PDF 86 KB)
Guide included with form More info
Licensing and dealings under the Water Management Act 2000
Application for a new specific purpose water access licence Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 298 KB)
Guide
(PDF 52 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application for a new water access licence with a zero share component Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 289 KB)
Guide
(PDF 51 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application for a new water access licence pursuant to a controlled allocation order Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 294 KB)
Guide
(PDF 52 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application to exit holding(s) from a water access licence Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 379 KB)
Guide
(PDF 28 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application to change a water access licence Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 299 KB)
Guide
(PDF 54 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application to subdivide, or to subdivide and change a water access licence Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 315 KB)
Guide
(PDF 56 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application to consolidate water access licences Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 329 KB)
Guide
(PDF 27 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application to assign share components between water access licences Apply and pay online

PDF form
(PDF 104 KB)
Guide
(PDF 61 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application for interstate tagging of a NSW water access licence Apply online

PDF form
(PDF 297 KB)
Guide
(PDF 55 KB)
More info

FAQs for applying and paying online
Application for water access licence Title/Certificate release PDF form
(PDF 72 KB)
Notes included with form More info
Security interests
Request to register a security interest in a replacement water access licence or notification that no security interest exists (initiated by interest holder) PDF form
(PDF 266 KB)
More info
Mortgagee notice of registration of security interest issue to water access licence holders - template letter Template
(RTF 38 KB)
More info
Secured interest registration by holders of replacement water access licences PDF form
(PDF 289 KB)
Guide
(PDF 50 KB)
More info
Metering
Application for an authority to take water while metering equipment is not operating properly or is not operating PDF form
(PDF 270 KB)
More info
Irrigation Corporation
Application to include or exclude lands into the area of operations of an Irrigation Corporation PDF form
(PDF 268 KB)
Guide included with form More info
Applications issued under the Water Act 1912
Application for a surface water licence (under section 10 of the Water Act 1912) PDF form
(PDF 700 KB)
More info
Application for authority for a joint water supply scheme (under section 20 of the Water Act 1912) PDF form
(PDF 534 KB)
More info
Application for surface water permit (under part 2 of the Water Act 1912) PDF form
(PDF 622 KB)
More info
Application for a groundwater licence (under part 5 of the Water Act 1912) PDF form
(PDF 732 KB)
More info
Application for approval of a controlled work (under Section 167 (1) (a) of Part 8 of the Water Act 1912) PDF form
(PDF 611 KB)
More info
Application for permanent transfer of surface water rights PDF form
(PDF 137 KB)
More info
Application for permanent transfer of groundwater rights PDF form
(PDF 130 KB)
More info
Application for consent of temporary transfer of water in the unregulated Barwon-Darling River PDF form
(PDF 150 KB)
More info
Application for concessional conversion of Murray-Darling Basin Cap share in the unregulated Barwon-Darling River PDF form
(PDF 122 KB)
More info
Application to be billed under a Two-Part Tariff PDF form
(PDF 81 KB)
More info
Driller's licensing
Form A - Particulars of completed work PDF form
(PDF 81 KB)
XLS form
(XLS 127 KB)
Guide
(PDF 90 KB)
More info
Application for NSW water bore driller's licence PDF form
(PDF 63 KB)
More info

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