Most application forms related to water licensing can be found under About licences and Dealings and trade. For convenience, the tables below give direct links to all water licensing forms, guides and more information.
Apply and pay online
You can apply and pay for some transactions online using a credit card. Applying online is an easy to use, interactive option which can be processed faster and tracked by the applicant. For more information go to FAQs for applying and paying online. Go to the table below to see which transactions you can apply for online.
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Online application to extend a water supply work and/or use approval
Application forms to extend an approval are posted to approval holders by the NSW Office of Water before the expiry date of an approval.
If you have received your application to extend an approval with your application online reference number you can apply to extend your approval online. For more information on approvals go to Water licensing > Approvals.
Application fees under the Water Management Act 2000
The NSW Office of Water charges fees to cover the assessment and processing costs of applications for access licences, water supply works approvals, water use approvals, controlled activity approvals and water dealings lodged under the Water Management Act 2000.
These fees (with the exception of fees for controlled activity approvals) were determined by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) in its 2010 determination (PDF 294 KB) which can be viewed on the IPART website. The fees under this determination apply from 1 July 2011.
Fees are exempt from GST.
More information on Application fees for access licences and approvals under the Water Management Act 2000 (PDF 151 KB).
More information on Fees for controlled activity approvals.
More information on Fees and charges.
Application fees under the Water Act 1912
Areas of the State not yet governed by the Water Management Act 2000 are governed by the Water Act 1912.
More information on Fees under the Water Act 1912.
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