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Report suspicious activities

Report suspicious activity

Report suspicious activity form

To report suspicious water activities, fill out the form below. The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) will keep your report private.

Try to complete this form as soon as possible after you observe the suspicious activity.

Important information

Your report plays a crucial role in helping ensure that everyone is complying with water laws in NSW. Please set aside about 10 minutes to complete this form. We appreciate your time.

How to answer the questions

Please provide specific and detailed information. This will help us assess your report and determine the appropriate investigation processes. Photos and videos of suspicious activities are helpful. Insufficient information may limit NRAR's ability to respond.
Please note that:

  • To submit the form, you must answer the questions marked with an asterisk (*). An error message will appear if you don't answer a required question.
  • You cannot save this form and complete it later, so you must complete it in one session.

Once the report has been submitted

Our water compliance hotline receives your report. We then review your report within ten working days.

If you give us your contact details, we will let you know we received your report. We might also ask for more information. We will inform you of our review outcome and of any investigations.

Read our Compliance with water legislation guidelines for more information about what happens when you make a report. The guidelines are available in a PDF format and are 415.97 KB in size.

We review and record every report of suspicious activity, but your report may not always lead to an NRAR officer investigating. Your report helps with NRAR's broader efforts to ensure compliance.

Please read our privacy statement

We collect information using this form to investigate illegal water activities in NSW. NRAR will only use the information for stated purposes. We treat any information you provide as confidential, and we comply with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Under this Act, you have rights and obligations. NRAR will only share your personal information if you give permission or if required by law.

Please confirm that you have read the privacy statement before submitting this form.

Your details or the witness' details

Note: It is NRAR’s policy not to provide your name and contact details to any other person or organisation without your consent unless authorised by law. It is important that contact details are provided to enable NRAR officers to contact you for additional information to enable us to respond appropriately to your report.

NOTE: By reporting anonymously, NRAR will not be able to contact you to:

  • confirm we received your report
  • seek more information if we need it
  • inform you of the outcome of our assessment or any action taken as a result of your report.

If we cannot contact you if we need more information, NRAR may not be able to action your report.

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