Which Act applies
The Water Management Act 2000 governs the issue of water access licences and approvals for those water sources (rivers, lakes, estuaries and groundwater) in New South Wales where water sharing plans have commenced.
- View a table of commenced water sharing plans.
Certain entitlements known as basic landholder rights also apply across NSW.
Use the NSW Water Register to check if your Water Act 1912 licence has been converted to a Water Management Act 2000 licence and approval – search for information about a water licence or approval, select water licence conversion status and enter the water licence number.