NRAR is an independent water regulator which oversees the enforcement of water management laws in NSW.
NRAR upholds NSW water laws by helping people to comply voluntarily and through enforcement when rules are broken.
NRAR is a risk-based regulator which means we approach investigations on a case-by-case basis. Find how we ensure compliance here.
Learn more about how and where we focus our efforts to ensure our water laws are followed.
NRAR’s Investigation and Enforcement teams deal with the more serious cases of alleged non-compliance with the water laws.
Here you will find information on NRAR's Outreach Program and how it helps water users to understand and comply with the water rules.
NRAR meets and consults with NSW water users on a regular basis. Find an upcoming event near you.
Read about our achievements in 2021-2022 with a focus on delivering positive outcomes for the people of NSW.
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