New Lawns & Garden Exemptions: Victoria, Australia

About water exemptions

When you install or sow new grass, applying for an exemption allows you to water new grass outside of the hours allowed in the permanent water-use rules for up to 28 days. This exemption only applies to 'warm season grass' (Couch, Buffalo and Kikuyu) which is best suited to Melbourne’s climate and is water efficient.

Water exemptions for new lawns and gardens

When to apply

Select your water corporation that supplies your area for more information about exemptions

Please note

If the water corporation that supplies your area is not listed below, no exemption is currently available

Metropolitan Water Corporations

Greater Western Water
South East Water
Yarra Valley Water

Urban Water Corporations

Barwom Water
East Gipsland Water
Goulbun Valley Water
Gippsland Water
Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water
Lower Murray Water
North East Water
Wannon Water