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Natural Resources
Access Regulator

NRAR is responsible for the enforcement of water laws in NSW through monitoring compliance and education.

NSW Caretaker Period has commenced

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 3 March 2023. In accordance with caretaker conventions, NRAR will not be issuing press releases or updating this website until the election outcome is decided. For information on the election policies of any political party, as they relate to NRAR, please go directly to the website of the relevant political party.

Water metering

Find information about how to comply with the new metering rules.

Our regulatory priorities

Learn more about how and where we focus our efforts to ensure our water laws are followed.

Report suspicious activity

Report a suspicious activity using our online form.


Explore NRAR's active prosecution map and read case studies from past proceedings.


Progress report

Read about our achievements in 2021-22 with a focus on delivering positive outcomes for the people of NSW.

NRAR officers

Quarterly reporting

Explore our regional compliance breakdown and see how your area compares.

Tumblong water way NSW

Upcoming events

Find out more about field days, roadshows and presentations near you.

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The value of water to our Aboriginal communities

Find out what water means to Aboriginal people and communities in NSW.

Updates to our technology suite

Hear from technology specialists about their clever use of intelligence to monitor compliance with the water rules.

Lifecycle of an NRAR investigation

Follow an NRAR investigation from intelligence gathering to site visits and through to prosecution.