Current Available Water Determinations
A water allocation, which informs licensed water users how much water they can extract, is a type of announcement known as an Available Water Determinations (AWDs). An AWD is given effect by a statutory water order. AWDs and their associated orders are issued on 1 July and periodically throughout the year.
Each order authorises Water NSW to incrementally credit the accounts of licensed water users with the volume of water specified, and allows licensed users to then take that additional water in accordance with their account balance and license conditions.
The water allocations summary provides a summary table of current water allocations for major regulated rivers. You can also use the NSW Water Register to search for water allocations/AWDs by water source or by water access licence.
Water Allocation Statements are issued to provide a clear explanation of an increase in allocation or an opportunity to access a supplementary flow event.
Current water year orders
For previous Available Water Determinations, see the archive section.