Private Irrigation District Approval - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to form a new private irrigation district.

If you are the landholder of lands that are being worked as 3 or more holdings (property owned), you may apply for the constitution of those lands either as a:

  • private water supply district
  • private water supply and irrigation district.

Please be aware that different landholders with separate holdings can apply.

Please note that as part of the approval process, you have to provide details of any water use approvals connected to the lands within the proposed private irrigation district. You also need to provide the quantity of water proposed to be taken annually.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

All private irrigation districts must create a Private Irrigation Board to manage the district.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Private Irrigation District Approval - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 2000 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Office of Water

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Water Licensing

NSW Office of Water

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

New South Wales
Operating address: 4 Parramatta Square
12 Darcy Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5022
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 02 9338 6600
Website: Water (Opens in new window)