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About NRAR

What we do

Our work helps ensure that water in NSW is regulated effectively and according to the law. We make sure our compliance and enforcement activities are transparent and accountable. This way, the public can trust that the system is effective.

We plan and work to solve the most significant problems and get the best results.

Helping people comply

NRAR is committed to helping people comply with water laws because we know most people want to do the right thing.

Investigation and enforcement

NRAR’s Investigation and Enforcement teams deal with the more serious cases of alleged non-compliance with the water laws.

How we respond to breaches of the law

Learn about how NRAR responds when water laws are breached.

Our strategic plan

The strategic plan will guide us to 2023 and help our teams continue to do their best work.

Each year we set regulatory priorities to guide our work for the following 12 months

Our regulatory priorities

Upcoming events

NRAR meets and consults with NSW water users on a regular basis. Find an upcoming event near you.

Upcoming Events

Community surveys

Read the results of our community surveys to understand how water users regard water law enforcement in NSW.

Benchmarking survey

Proactive outreach program

Here you will find information on NRAR's Outreach Program and how it helps water users to understand and comply with the water rules.

Outreach Visit