How to pay for your application
You can pay for your application by credit card or direct deposit. This is nominated on the application form.
Payment via credit card
After you have submitted your application form, an NRAR officer will call you to process your payment. You will provide your credit card details via telephone.
Do not write your credit card details on your application form or any other correspondence you send to us. This is a security risk if your correspondence is intercepted by an unintended recipient.
Payment via direct deposit
Use the following details to make a direct deposit to NRAR:
Bank: Westpac Bank (Sydney)
Account name: Natural Resources Access Regulator
BSB: 032 001
Account number: 18-1786
Reference: application reference number
The fees indicated in the table below are for new water access licences only. Contact WaterNSW for fees and information related to dealings and other amendment transactions.
|Type of application||Lodgement fee||Additional fee|
|Specific Purpose Access Licence (SPAL)||
No fee for Aboriginal commercial, Aboriginal community development or Aboriginal cultural purposes.
Required for technical referral.
The table above contains the fees and charges for NRAR water consent transactions consistent with the charges approved in Schedule 5, Table 12 of IPART's 2021 Final Determination on Water Administration Ministerial Corporation Maximum Prices for Water Management Services which apply from 1 October 2021.
The charges have been determined by IPART under the regulatory processes used by IPART to determine charges for the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation.
The table contains the circumstances under which the charges are payable and the amounts of the charges. These charges came into effect on 1 October 2021.
The fees and charges in the table may be payable in parts as the need for advertising and the need for groundwater assessment will be determined by NRAR following receipt of the application.
There are no discounts or surcharges for these charges.
These charges are being imposed by NRAR via an instrument of delegation.
Application fees are non-refundable for change of mind or where an application is not granted or refused.