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.

About Us

Read about who we are, what we do, our history and our governing body.

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Monitoring and Auditing

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.

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Mining

Before granting development consent for any mining operations in a notification area, a consent authority must refer the application to Dams Safety NSW.

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Policies and Guidelines

Read our regulatory policies and guidelines.

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Dams Safety Updates

Latest updates from Dams Safety NSW.

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Reforms

Understand the principles behind the changes in dams safety legislation.

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Archive Information

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.

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