Water allocations specify the amount of water that can be extracted by licence holders during the year. Under the Water Management Act 2000, water allocations are called Available Water Determinations (AWDs).

For a summary table of current water allocation for major regulated rivers go to Water allocations summary.

You can also use the NSW Water Register to search for water allocations/available water determinations by water source or water access licence.

Allocations may increase during the year. Allocations for the 2014-15 water year are shown in the table below. Other orders that restrict the extraction and/or use of water may be made from time to time and are also included in the table below.

This table is sorted by date of effect (yyyy-mm-dd) as the default option. Click on 'Sort by water sources' or 'Sort by licence category' to re-sort the table.

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2014-10-27 Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers (PDF 83 KB)
Media Release: Allocation increase for Brogo and Bega regulated rivers general security water users (PDF 36 KB)
General
2014-10-23 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-10-16 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-10-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 38 KB)
Media Release: Further improvement for NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 243 KB)
Various
2014-10-15 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 34 KB)
Media Release: Further improvement for NSW Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 243 KB)
Various
2014-10-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 38 KB)
Media Release: Small increase for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 185 KB)
Various
2014-10-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 34 KB)
Media Release: Small increase for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 185 KB)
Various
2014-09-26 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 45 KB)
Supplementary
2014-09-19 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 45 KB)
Supplementary
2014-09-16 Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers (PDF 53 KB)
Media Release: Allocation increase for Brogo and Bega regulated rivers general security water users (PDF 36 KB)
General
2014-09-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 48 KB)
Media Release: Small improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 220 KB)
Various
2014-09-15 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Small improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 220 KB)
Various
2014-09-12 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-09-05 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-09-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 43 KB)
Media Release: Slight improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 40 KB)
Various
2014-09-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 25 KB)
Media Release: Slight improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 40 KB)
Various
2014-08-29 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 38 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-25 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-22 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-22 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-19 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 44 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-18 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 44 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extensio (PDF 44 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-15 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 47 KB)
Media Release: Small improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 200 KB)
Various
2014-08-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 42 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-15 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 33 KB)
Media Release: Small improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 200 KB)
Various
2014-08-15 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 44 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 44 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-12 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 52 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 44 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-11 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 44 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-08 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-07 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-07 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 52 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-06 Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers (PDF 42 KB)
Media release: Increased water allocations in the Macquarie-Cudgegong (PDF 195 KB)
General
2014-08-05 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 199 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-01 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 39 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 47 KB)
Media Release: Continued improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 187 KB)
Various
2014-08-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Supplementary access extended in the regulated Murrumbidgee (PDF 192 KB)
Supplementary
2014-08-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 33 KB)
Media Release: Continued improvement for Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 187 KB)
Various
2014-08-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 52 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary access extended (PDF 187 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-28 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 52 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley Supplementary Access Extended (PDF 94 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-25 Barwon-Darling Unregulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated River (PDF 25 KB)
Unregulated river
2014-07-25 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-25 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-24 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 52 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 201 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-21 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 201 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-18 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 46 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-17 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-17 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley Supplementary (PDF 257 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-15 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Recent rainfall boosts Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 192 KB)
Various
2014-07-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 47 KB)
Media Release: Recent rainfall boosts Murray and Murrumbidgee general security water allocations (PDF 192 KB)
Various
2014-07-11 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 44 KB)
Media Release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary (PDF 204 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-11 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 52 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-10 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 39 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-05 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 23 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-04 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 44 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 192 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-01 Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial
Available Water Determination Order for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial (PDF 34 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Barwon-Darling water users (PDF 196 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Central Coast and Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated
Available Water Determination Order for the Central Coast and Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated (PDF 34 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Full water allocations for Greater Metropolitan water users announced (PDF 196 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Hunter and Paterson Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Hunter and Paterson Regulated River (PDF 41 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 200 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial
Available Water Determination Order for the Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial (PDF 35 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 200 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 29 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2014-07-01 Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock
Available Water Determination Order for the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock (PDF 43 KB)
Media release: Commencing water allocations for the Peel Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Richmond River Area and Bega and Brogo Rivers Area Regulated, Unregulated and Alluvial
Available Water Determination Order for the Richmond River Area and Bega and Brogo Rivers Area Regulated, Unregulated and Alluvial (PDF 50 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Groundwater Sources (No. 1)
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Groundwater Sources (No. 1) (PDF 43 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Lower Murray groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Lower Murrumbidgee groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 204 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Groundwater Sources (No. 2)
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Groundwater Sources (No. 2) (PDF 48 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Full water allocations for Greater Metropolitan water users announced (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Lower Murray groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for the NSW Great Artesian Basin water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Murray-Darling Basin groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 200 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources (No. 1)
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources (No. 1) (PDF 44 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 200 KB
Media release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 204 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources (No. 2)
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources (No. 2) (PDF 54 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Belubula River (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Opening allocations announced for Murrumbidgee regulated water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Opening allocations for NSW Murray Valley and Lower Darling water users (PDF 204 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Unregulated
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Unregulated (PDF 35 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Adelong, Tarcutta and Upper Billabong water sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 204 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 200 KB
Media release: Water allocations for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 196 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (No. 1)
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (No. 1) (PDF 53 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Opening allocations for NSW Murray Valley and Lower Darling water users (PDF 204 KB)
Media release: Full allocations for Lower North Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Opening allocations for NSW Murray Valley and Lower Darling water users (PDF 204 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for North Western region (PDF 196 KB)
Various
2014-07-01 Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (No. 2)
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (No. 2) (PDF 52 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 200 KB
Media release: Water allocations for North Western region (PDF 196 KB
Media release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 200 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Murrumbidgee unregulated and alluvial water sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 204 KB)
Media release: Water allocations for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 196 KB)
Various