Useful links and websites

Water Authorities

Gosford City and Wyong Shire Water Authority

Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority

Hunter Water Australia

Sydney Water Authority

Sydney Catchment Authority


Australian Guidelines

The Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council

Info about:

  • Australian drinking water guidelines
  • Health advice
  • Factsheets (downloadable)
  • Brochures (downloadable)

Smart Approved Water Mark

  • A voluntary, not-for-profit program that helps you
    to make an informed choice about saving water around your home, garden and pool.
  • Products and services with the Smart Approved WaterMark label
    have been assessed by an independent technical expert panel.


Government Websites


NSW State Water Corporation

Info about:

  • Dams and Weirs
  • Bulk water in regional and rural NSW
  • Bulk water pricing

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage  

Info about:

  • NSW natural resources, including vegetation and soils
  • sustainability including water and energy savings, resource use and waste management
  • coasts, estuaries and floodplain management
  • water pollution
  • environmental water purchases for NSW Government
  • climate change

NSW Government Initiative - Greenpower

Info about:

  • What is Greenpower?
  • How do I get Greenpower?
  • Who is using Greenpower

 A Work Plan from the NSW Government – Water For Life

Info about:

  • Sydneybased
  • Education and resources
  • Recycling Water
  • Saving water
  • Increasing water supply
  • Defense against drought
  • Rivers and catchments

NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman

Info about:

  • Making a complaint
  • Fact sheets
  • Consumer issues



Australian Government National Water Commission

Info about:

  • Information about the Commission
  • National Water Initiative
  • Australian Government Water Fund
  • Science and Data
    • Science strategy for the National Water Commission
  • News and Events
  • Publications
    • Annual Reports
    • Waterlines
    • General Publications
    • Corporate Publications
    • National Performance Reports

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Info about:

  • Atmosphere
  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal and Oceans
  • Heritage
  • Human Settlement
  • Land Management
  • Parks and Reserves
  • Water Resources
  • Data bases and Maps
    • Links to Australian Databases and Mapping sites

 The Australian Bureau of Statistics

Info about:

  • Australia’s population
  • Census data
  • Environment and Energy
  • Industry
  • People
  • Regional data
  • Educational resources for teachers
  • Social trends

The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Info about:

  • Weather and Warnings
  • Climate
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean
  • Numerical Prediction
  • Weather Maps and Statistical Data

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Info about:

  • Agriculture and Food
    • Drought assistance
    • Levies
    • Meat, wool and dairy
  • Fisheries
    • Aquaculture
    • Australia’s fisheries Environment
    • Invasive Marine Species
  • Forestry
    • National Forestry
    • International Forestry
    • RegionalForestAgreements
  • Natural resources
    • Water
    • Biofuels/bioenergy
    • Climate Change
    • Invasive Species Management
    • Land and salinity
    • Vegetation
  • Animal and Plant Health
    • Pests, diseases and weeds
    • Animal health
    • Aquatic animal health
  • Quarantine and Export
  • Scientific Advice
    • Climate impact sciences
    • Information and risk sciences
    • Forestry and vegetation sciences
  • Biosecurity Advice

The Australian Government Productivity Commission

Info about:

  • Setting drinking water standards
  • Water resources and waste water management report

The Australian Government Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme

Info about:

  • Info for plumbers and builders
  • Water efficiency labelling guidelines
  • FAQ
  • WELSproducts


International Guidelines

World Health Organisation

Info about:

  • WHO guidelines and Report about International Drinking water standards


Local Councils

The Councils of the Central Coast

Gosford City Council

Wyong Shire Council


The Locals Councils Surrounding the Central Coast

Hornsby Shire Council

Lake Macquarie City Council