Dams Safety NSW is publishing all current 'documents' as pages on this website to make them more accessible to the full range of technology. You can also use the print button at the top of each of page to save or print to pdf. We encourage you to bookmark the page and return to our site to ensure you always see the latest version.
Dam owner forms
Dams Safety Focus - eNews
Dam safety facts
Dam Safety Facts are short summaries about key topics - just the facts!
Frequently asked questions
Dam Safety frequently asked questions provide answers to common questions for stakeholders.
Dam safety guidelines
These guidelines provide information on Dams Safety NSW requirements for dam owners. Although we try to make all documents plain English, some of these documents contain technical information that may benefit from specialist advice to interpret.
Dam safety methodologies
The regulation refers to methodologies that must be used to calculate societal and individual risk ratings for a declared dam, and to assess and determine a declared dam’s consequence category. Although we try to make all documents plain English, some of these documents contain technical information that may benefit from specialist advice to interpret.
Policies and plans
These policies and plans set out how Dams Safety NSW operates.
Dams Safety NSW board
Dams Safety NSW consists of six members appointed by the Minister. It is referred to as the Board for administrative purposes.
As part of our statutory reporting requirement, we prepare an annual report to the Minister and NSW Parliament detailing activities and outcomes for the financial year.
Dams Safety NSW webinars and information sessions run year-round. Sessions include information and insights from Dams Safety NSW officers, engineers and auditors about the challenges involved with owning a declared dam.
An archive of guidance sheets from the 1978 Act is available here for information only. The material is not currently in use.
You must not rely on this information when making dam safety decisions.