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Water supply work and/or water use approvals

Extend a water supply work or water use approval

You can extend a water supply work or water use approval by using the form that we emailed to you 60 days before it is due to expire.

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About extending a water supply work or water use approval

The department sends extension notices to the nominated contact 60 days prior to the expiry of all approvals. The extension notice includes a cover letter and application form for the extension. Another notice is sent 30 days prior to expiry.

Note: if your approval expires before you apply for an extension, the fees will change.

How to apply

What you need to do

If you wish to lawfully continue using your water supply and/or water use approval, you need to:

  • Review, sign and complete the supplied form.
    • Note: If there is more than one approval holder, all co-holders must make a joint application.
  • Apply to extend the duration of your approval before the expiry date.
    • If your approval expires, you will no longer have the right to use the water supply work and/or use for the purposes specified. Continuing to use water without a current licence or approval may be an offence.

Application form

The application form to renew your approval will have been emailed to you with the notice of renewal. If your approval expires in less than 60 days and you have not received an email, please enquire through waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Submit your application

Submit by email

Email your completed application form and any other documents it requires to waterlicensing.servicedesk@dpie.nsw.gov.au.

Fees *

Application lodgement fee to extend approval.

Before expiry:$398.61

After expiry: $736.68

*Fees and assessment times

*To find more information about related fees and applications visit the Fees and application forms page.

See the Assessment timeframes. page to find out how long your application will take.

Paying for your application

After we have accepted your application form, an officer from the department will call you to finalise your payment. You can pay the application fee by credit card or direct deposit.

See links to all application forms and fee schedules

Not sure about what you need?

We've developed the Water Assist tool to help you work out who to talk to and what steps to take to get the licences and approvals you need.