Buy and Sell Water

    Fees and Charges:

    A Temporary Transfer fee of $49.50 is payable to Water NSW.

    Both a buyer and seller are subject to a fee of 2.75% (inc GST)


    Holding (Standing)
    Hunter River General – $13.62 / ml
    Hunter River High – $$16.67 / ml
    Bores $6.77 / ml

    Hunter River General – $15.18/ ml
    Hunter River High – $$15.18 / ml
    Bores $3.03 / ml

    HS = $31.85
    GS + $28.80


    • GST is not payable on the supply of water
    • Supplementary is at the GS usage rate
    • All Hunter wells/bores are calculated from the Coastal figures
    • Unregulated Rivers usage are at the same rate as [eg Goulburn/Pages etc] are at Hunter River rates

    (Info supplied from WaterNSW)

    Please note:
    • If an interest is lodged it will be treated as an Expression of Interest only and is not a binding sale and is subject to that parcel being available.
    • Your Expression of Interest will give you the right to negotiate and fix the price.
    • The highest expression will be given first offer.
    • An allocation will NOT be held for any period in excess of twenty four (24) hours if a deposit is not paid within that period.
    Types of Licences/WAL:
    • A. Surface Water ie river
    • B. Aquifers ie bores/wells

    Prior to applying for a licence to extract from A or B an applicant must have purchased allocation.

    The applicant will then be provided with:

    1. Works approval
    2. Water Access Licence (WAL

    Prior to drilling an aquifer/bore a drillers licence must be granted.

    A “water year” commences 1st July and ceases 30th June following year.