Water Restrictions Victoria, Australia

Taking care of our H2O

In the diverse and dynamic state of Victoria, where the mix of urban innovation meets natural splendor, the judicious management of water transcends mere necessity—it's an act of community commitment and environmental stewardship. As we navigate through seasons of variability and face the challenges of sustainability, water restrictions emerge as pivotal measures to ensure the longevity and health of our ecosystems.

Whether you dwell in the bustling heart of Melbourne, the tranquil shores of the Mornington Peninsula, or the lush valleys of the Yarra, this page serves as a resource for embracing water restrictions with understanding and grace, fostering a future where every drop counts towards collective well-being and ecological balance for the State.

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The Rules

Explore the rules for using water that everyone must follow all year round to help save water across Victoria.

Vist the Victoria Government website

For more information about daytime sprinkler restrictions use the below link to visit the WA Government website.

Visit the Vic Government website

Permanent water saving rules

The permanent water saving rules are common-sense rules to help us use water efficiently across Victoria. These rules are always in place across the state. The more severe rule or restriction applies when water restrictions are in place. Breaking these rules could result in penalties.

The rules are uniform across Victoria and are included in each water corporation's permanent water saving plan. The rules will not prevent the need for water restrictions during major drought periods but will help us use water more efficiently and encourage all Victorians to value this precious resource for the long term.

Water restrictions in Victoria

Water corporations sometimes use water restrictions to help manage urban water use when water supplies are low. There are 4 stages of restrictions, ranging from stage 1 (mild) to stage 4 (severe). Water restrictions only apply to customers on a piped (reticulated) supply. They do not apply to recycled, reclaimed, rain or grey water unless supplemented/topped up by drinking (potable) water.

When do water restrictions apply to me?

The rules are different for each of the 4 stages. Follow the links to the Victorian Government website to understand more about how you can help save water for each stage.

Stage 1 Water Restrictions
Stage 2 Water Restrictions
Stage 3 Water Restrictions
Stage 4 Water Restrictions

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