Water Carter Requirements - New South Wales


You will need to comply with these requirements if you intend to operate as a water carter. Water carters provide a drinking water supply in areas where other water supplies are insufficient or temporarily unsuitable.

Water carters are required to:

  • establish and adhere to a Quality Assurance Program
  • keep certain records
  • notify and/or seek approval from your local council or water authority
  • keep your water in a potable condition
  • ensure an appropriate aperture of your water carting vehicle
  • comply with restrictions on chlorine.

Please note that your specific requirements may change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency and your local council for further guidance.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

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Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 New South Wales

Public Health Act 2010 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2022 New South Wales

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

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