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Water accounting

Usage dashboard

Historical water usage across different regions within NSW, presented by water source, licence category and river section.

What is the water usage dashboard

The Water Usage dashboard is an initiative by the NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water to bring greater data transparency and water resource insights to the people of NSW on water usage across different regions within the state.

Compared to the previous version, the current version (January 2024 release) comprises several enhancements, including top 5 water source summaries, usage data and metering coverage indicators for unregulated rivers and groundwater sources, and improved user navigation experience.

The department welcomes any feedback or suggestion, please use the feedback form at the bottom of this page.

Download the dashboard data

  1. At the bottom right-hand-corner of the dashboard, select the "Download" button
  2. Select a download format (Image, Data, Crosstab, PDF, PowerPoint or Tableau Workbook) and the sheet you want to download.
  3. Select the available options for the different type of download formats.
  4. Click on "Download".

Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing and may not be accurate, current or complete. The State of New South Wales (including the NSW Department of Planning and Environment), the author and the publisher take no responsibility, and will accept no liability, for the accuracy, currency, reliability or correctness of any information included in the dashboard (including material provided by third parties). Readers should make their own inquiries and rely on their own advice when making decisions related to material contained in this publication.

The NSW Water Register provides a range of information including official accounted usage, share component, water made available, trade, water allocations and environmental water.

Other information dashboards

Water accounting rules by licence category for each regulated water source.

A summary of environmental water shares held across New South Wales and within each water source for each water year.

Data visualisation tool to view and analyse water availability announcements.

Providing a summary of held environmental water shares, usage and trade data.

Provides insight to annual accounting planned environmental water information and data by water source.

Share component since the commencement of the water sharing plan by water source and licence category.

Find out more about how extractions are tracking against extraction limits in inland groundwater sources.

Data visualisation tool to analyse volumes and prices of water allocations and entitlements being traded.

Historical water utilisation and activation rates by water source.

Feedback and suggestions

We welcome your feedback. Use our feedback form to provide suggestions for future improvements.

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