Dams Safety NSW is an independent regulator established under the Dams Safety Act 2015.
We administer the legislation to ensure that any risks to public safety, the environment and economic assets are at an acceptable level to the community.
Read about who we are, what we do, our history and our governing body.More Info
We are responsible for auditing dams for compliance wiht new dams safety regulations. We can compel owners of declared dams to comply with these regulations and the Act.More Info
Before granting development consent for any mining operations in a notification area, a consent authority must refer the application to Dams Safety NSW.More Info
Read our regulatory policies and guidelines.More Info
Latest updates from Dams Safety NSW.More Info
Understand the principles behind the changes in dams safety legislation.More Info
Guidance sheets and forms from the 1978 Act are provided here for information only. They are not currently in use. The information will remain on this website for a limited time. You must not rely on this information when making dam safety decisions.More Info