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Non-urban metering

Latest non-urban metering information

Latest information about non-urban metering, including community engagement and project updates.

Non-urban metering updates

The NSW Government has extended the compliance dates for water users in the Southern Inland and Coastal NSW to give water users a reprieve as they continue to face on going flood events.

The new compliance dates are:

  • 1 June 2023 for Southern Inland (extended by 6 months)
  • 1 December 2024 for Coastal NSW (extended by 12 months)

Read more: Metering extension for Coastal and Southern Inland water users

Supply of metering equipment and installers in NSW

Last updated 2 June 2023

Metering equipment and installers



Number of certified meter installers in NSW


Irrigation Australia Limited

Number of pattern-approved meters available in NSW


Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Number of local intelligence devices available in NSW


Department of Planning and Environment

Upcoming non-urban metering stakeholder engagement

There are no upcoming engagement activities planned.

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24 August 2023

The NSW Government has developed a telemetry coverage tool to identify your telemetry coverage in NSW.

24 August 2023

The department has published a portable pumps note—a guide to installing metering on portable pumps to assist duly qualified persons.

10 November 2022

Water Users along the NSW Coast and in the Southern Inland will be given extra time to install non-urban metering equipment in the wake of unrelenting rainfall and widespread flooding.

21 October 2022

The department has published FAQs to assist duly qualified persons with supplementary information about the non-urban metering framework.

30 September 2021

The NSW Government will make it easier for up to 500 small water users to access water under new rules which deliver more consistency to the Government’s metering policy.

1 September 2021

The NSW Government has introduced a temporary exemption from the non-urban water metering rules for holders of small stock and domestic water access licence

1 June 2021

The Australian and NSW Governments have launched a $36.1 million suite of programs to support uptake of telemetry and metering across NSW.

View the full list of updates.