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Natural Resources
Access Regulator

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

NRAR Assist

NRAR Assist, a simple web-based tool, to help provide you with answers to all your questions.

Report suspicious activity

Report a suspicious activity using our online form.

NRAR’s policies and guidelines

Access the policies and guidelines that define our role as NSW’s water regulator.


Read our prosecution case studies.


Know the Rules

The water metering laws in NSW are changing. It’s important that you know the rules.

A man from the Government is looking at a water meter and a property owner is behind looking at the government official.

Routine monitoring program

Follow the progress of our routine monitoring team

Public register

Read about our enforcement actions across NSW

How we use technology to monitor compliance

By using sophisticated technology, we can ensure our water resources are protected for generations to come.

The value of water to our farmers

Find out what having a water licence and following the rules means to Bruce Chapman, a Bendemeer based farmer

The value of water to our Aboriginal communities

Find out what water means to Aboriginal people and communities