The NSW Water Register provides public access to information about water licences, approvals, water trading, water dealings, environmental water and other matters related to water entitlements in NSW.

The register amalgamates information from several public registers maintained by WaterNSW as part of its statutory responsibility to record water entitlement and water market information.

The NSW Water Register is complemented by the Water Access Licence Register maintained by NSW Land Registry Services, which provides more detailed information about every water access licence in NSW.

The NSW Water Register does not provide information on water entitlements held by foreign persons. This information is held on the Commonwealth Government's Register of Foreign Ownership of Water Entitlements, which can be accessed via the Australian Taxation Office.

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No charges or fees apply to search for information on the NSW Water Register. The NSW Water Register does not include information about controlled activity approvals. Information publicly available from a register of controlled activity approvals is available at our local offices.

If you require full and up to date details about a particular water access licence (including current holders, share and extraction component details, encumbrances and notations) you should undertake a search of the Water Access Licence Register administered by NSW Land Registry Services (register transaction fees apply).

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