Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme - New South Wales


You will need to participate in the Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme in order to discharge salt water into the Hunter River catchment.

The scheme provides salt credits which authorise holders to discharge into the river catchment. The number of credits you hold will determine the amount of water you can discharge. You can buy from the regulator or trade salt credits with other scheme participants.

Salt water can only be discharged when the river is in high or flood flow.

You will need to hold the appropriate environmental licence to participate in the scheme.

Service type

Advisory Material

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Act(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Protection of the Environment Operations (Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme) Regulation 2002 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

NSW Environment Protection Authority

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