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.

Allocations may increase during the year. Allocations for the 2013-14 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.

AWDs can be also searched by water management area and water source on the Available Water Determinations Register.

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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2014-04-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 79 KB)
Media release: Increase to the Murrumbidgee general security water allocation (PDF 196 KB)
Various
2014-01-17 Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers (PDF 23 KB)
Media release: Increase allocation for Bega Brogo general security water users (PDF 197 KB)
General
2014-01-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Media release: Increase for Murrumbidgee general security users (PDF 209 KB)
Various
2013-12-16 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 32 KB)
Media release: Small increase for Murrumbidgee general security users (PDF 187 KB)
Various
2013-12-10 Richmond Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Richmond Regulated Water Source 2013 (PDF 16 KB)
Various
2013-12-11 Hunter Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Hunter Regulated River (PDF 23 KB)
Supplementary
2013-11-24 Hunter Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Hunter Regulated River (PDF 66 KB)
Supplementary
2013-11-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Media release: Small increase to Murrumbidgee general security allocation (PDF 199 KB)
Various
2013-11-13 Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Bega and Brogo Regulated Rivers (PDF 30 KB)
Media release: Allocation increase for Brogo and Bega regulated rivers general security water users (PDF 193 KB)
General
2013-11-08 NSW Border Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 28 KB)
General security – B class
2013-10-25 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media release: Extension to supplementary access NSW Murra (PDF 188 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-18 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media release: Extension to supplementary access NSW Murray (PDF 37 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-11 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-11 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Extension to supplementary access NSW Murray (PDF 188 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-08 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 202 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-08 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 201 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-04 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 29 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 202 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-04 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 201 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 84 KB)
Media release: General security allocation increased in Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys (PDF 198 KB)
Various
2013-10-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 202 KB)
Supplementary
2013-10-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River Water (PDF 82 KB)
Media release: General security allocation increased in Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys (PDF 198 KB)
Various
2013-10-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 200 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-27 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-27 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 202 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-25 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 196 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-24 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Extension to supplementary access NSW Murray Valley (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-20 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Extension to supplementary access NSW Murray Valley (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-19 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-18 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 190 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-18 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 187 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-16 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River Water (PDF 27 KB)
Media release: Increase to the Murray and Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 206 KB)
Various
2013-09-16 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Media release: Increase to the Murray and Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 206 KB)
Various
2013-09-16 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-12 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 36 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-10 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 188 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-09 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-07 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-05 Lower Namoi Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Lower Namoi Regulated River (PDF 32 KB)
General
2013-09-03 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: NSW Murray Valley supplementary extension (PDF 195 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-03 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary extension (PDF 196 KB)
Supplementary
2013-09-02 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River Water (PDF 28 KB)
Media release: Increase to the Murray water allocation but Murrumbidgee remains unchanged (PDF 189 KB)
Various
2013-08-30 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-30 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-27 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 188 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-26 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-23 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-23 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-21 NSW Border Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 27 KB)
General security – B class
2013-08-19 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 196 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-16 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 27 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-15 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River Water (PDF 27 KB)
Media release: Increases to Murray and Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 34 KB)
Various
2013-08-15 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 38 KB)
Media release: Increases to Murray and Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 34 KB)
Various
2013-08-13 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 196 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-13 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 197 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-09 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-08 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 194 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-06 Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers (PDF 27 KB)
Media Release: Additional water allocations in the Macquarie-Cudgegong (PDF 191 KB)
General
2013-08-06 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 188 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-05 Lower Namoi Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Lower Namoi Regulated River (PDF 20 KB)
General
2013-08-04 Hunter Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Hunter Regulated River (PDF 30 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-02 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-02 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-08-01 NSW Murray Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River Water (PDF 28 KB)
Media release: Increases to Murray and Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 29 KB)
Various
2013-08-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 32 KB)
Media release: Increases to Murray and Murrumbidgee water allocations (PDF 29 KB)
Various
2013-07-30 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media release: Extension of supplementary access NSW Murray (PDF 196 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-30 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 29 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-24 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 32 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-23 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 38 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 194 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-23 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 188 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-19 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-17 NSW Murray Regulated River
Supplementary Water Access Authorisation Order for the NSW Murray Regulated River (PDF 32 KB)
Media release: Supplementary access in the NSW Murray Valley (PDF 185 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-16 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 35 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-12 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-10 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 32 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-10 Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers
Available Water Determination Order for the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Source (PDF 27 KB)
Media release: Additional water allocations in the Macquarie-Cudgegong (PDF 186 KB)
General
2013-07-09 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-04 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 36 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 189 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-03 Belubula Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order Belubula Regulated River (PDF 31 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-01 Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial
Available Water Determination Order for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (PDF 34 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Barwon-Darling water users (PDF 191 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Central Coast and Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated
Available Water Determination Order for the Central Coast and Greater Metropolitan Region Unregulated Water Sources (PDF 34 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Full water allocations for Greater Metropolitan water users announced (PDF 191 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Hunter and Paterson Regulated River
Available Water Determination Order for the Hunter and Paterson Regulated River Water Sources (PDF 40 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 192 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial
Available Water Determination Order for the Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (PDF 34 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 192 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Murrumbidgee Regulated River
Supplementary water access authorisation order NSW Murrumbidgee Regulated River (PDF 37 KB)
Media Release: Murrumbidgee Valley supplementary (PDF 193 KB)
Supplementary
2013-07-01 Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock
Available Water Determination Order for the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock Water Sources (PDF 42 KB)
Media Release: Commencing water allocations for the Peel Valley (PDF 191 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 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 Water Sources (PDF 61 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Groundwater Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Groundwater Sources (PDF 37 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lower Gwydir groundwater source (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lower Lachlan groundwater source (PDF 190 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lower Macquarie groundwater sources (PDF 190 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lower Murray groundwater sources (PDF 190 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lower Murrumbidgee groundwater sources (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Upper and Lower Namoi groundwater sources (PDF 193 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Groundwater Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Groundwater Sources (PDF 47 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Full water allocations for Greater Metropolitan water users announced (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lower Murray groundwater sources (PDF 190 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Murray-Darling Basin groundwater sources (PDF 196 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the NSW Great Artesian Basin (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources (PDF 44 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 192 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Regulated River Water Sources (PDF 53 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Belubula River (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Opening allocations for NSW Murray Valley and Lower Darling water users (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Opening allocations announced for Murrumbidgee regulated water users (PDF 193 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (PDF 53 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 126 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Lower North Coast water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Murray and Lower Murray-Darling unregulated and alluvial water sources (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for North Western region (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources (PDF 51 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Murrumbidgee unregulated and alluvial water sources (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for North Western region (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 192 KB)
Various
2013-07-01 Various NSW Unregulated Water Sources
Available Water Determination Order for Various NSW Unregulated Water Sources (PDF 35 KB)
Media Release: Full water allocations for the Billabong Creek unregulated water source (PDF 190 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations announced for Brogo Dam and South Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Central Coast water users (PDF 191 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Central West water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Gwydir Valley (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Full allocations for Hunter water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Lachlan Valley (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Namoi Valley (PDF 193 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the NSW Border Rivers (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for Richmond and North Coast water users (PDF 192 KB)
Media Release: Water allocations for the Tarcutta and Adelong creek water sources (PDF 190 KB)
Various