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Natural Resources
Access Regulator

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

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.

Prosecutions

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

Looking for licences and approvals?

The Department of Planning and Environment - Water is now responsible for controlled activity approvals, works on waterfront land and licences and approvals for large water users. All other licences and approvals continue to be managed by WaterNSW.

Highlights

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.