Water licences and approvals of a major utility entitle it to take and use water from authorised water sources in accordance with a comprehensive set of conditions. These conditions cover works authorisations, environmental flow releases and other operating requirements, monitoring, reporting and scientific studies.

These licences and approvals can be amended by the department either during a major statutory review, or as issues arise.

In NSW following utilities have been granted licences and/or approvals. For their licences and other background information, click on the links below:

For information on corporate licences or to report an incident, please call 1800 353 104.