Metropolitan water

IPART sets the maximum prices that declared water utilities can charge for water and wastewater services, but your actual bills depend on how much water you use. Your water utility can provide more information about individual bills.

Rural water

IPART sets the maximum prices for farmers, irrigators, industrial users and town water suppliers who use water services provided by Water NSW and the Water Administration Ministerial Corporation.

IPART does not set water prices for regional areas where services are provided by local government.

Information on our decisions about each water utility

Utility Current Determination Upcoming Determinations
Sydney Water (servicing Sydney, Illawarra and Blue Mountains) Prices from 1 July 2020, see our Homepage, Final Report or Determination
Hunter Water Prices from 1 July 2020, see our Homepage, Final Report or Determination
Water NSW Greater Sydney Prices from 1 July 2020, see our Homepage, Final Report or Determination
Central Coast Council Prices from 1 July 2019, see Fact Sheet, Final Report, Central Coast Council Determination or Bulk Water transfers Determination.
Essential Energy (servicing Broken Hill) Prices from 1 July 2019, see Fact Sheet, Final Report or Determination.
Water NSW Murray River to Broken Hill Pipeline Prices from 1 July 2019, see Fact Sheet, Final Report or Determination.
Sydney Desalination Plant Prices from 1 July 2017, see Fact Sheet, Final Report or Determination.
Water NSW Rural Prices from 1 July 2017, see Fact Sheet, Final Report or Determination. We are currently reviewing prices with new prices to apply from 1 July 2021. For more information, please see our review website.
Water Administration Ministerial Corporation Prices from 1 July 2016: see regulated river users fact sheet, unregulated river users fact sheet, groundwater users fact sheet, metering and consent transaction charges fact sheet, Final Report or Determination. media-release-review-of-water-management-charges-deferred-30-may-2019.pdf We are currently reviewing prices with new prices to apply from 1 July 2021. For more information, please see our review website. media-release-review-of-water-management-charges-deferred-30-may-2019.pdfMedia Release