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The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) was established to ensure compliance with the law.
Learn more about what you need to do to be compliant with NSW’s water laws.
Learn more on what NRAR has achieved since its inception.
Report a suspicious activity using our online form.
Keep up to date with our media releases.
Our contact details
To obtain an overall view of what NRAR does, see the About NRAR fact sheet. Below you will find the policies and guidelines that govern how we conduct our work.
NRAR’s quality policy states we will develop and maintain a quality management system in accordance with AS/NZSICO9001:2016.
Our regulatory policy sets out the principles that determine how we employ regulatory measures to ensure water is used lawfully in NSW.
Our compliance activity revenue management policy outlines how we manage revenue generated from NRAR compliance activities.
The NSW Government released a new metering framework of rules for non-urban water meters in NSW on 1 December 2018.
An enforceable undertaking is a voluntary but legally binding alternative to court action.
NRAR’s Prosecution guidelines explain & guide the approach we take in determining the appropriate response to serious breaches of water
NRAR has written guidelines on reporting an alleged breach of water laws so those reporting have a clear idea of the process.