Dams Safety NSW is an independent regulator established under the Dams Safety Act 2015.

The agency administers the legislation to ensure that any risks to public safety or environmental and economic assets are of a level that is acceptable to the community.

About Us

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

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Auditing

Dams Safety NSW is responsible for auditing compliance of dams with new dams safety regulations, and has the power to 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

Download our regulatory policies and guidelines.

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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 have been placed here for information only. This material is not currently in use. The information will remain on this website for a limited time, and must not be relied on when making dam safety decisions.

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Dams Safety Updates

Latest updates from Dams Safety NSW.

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