Water Restrictions South-West, WA

Conserving Nature's Gift

In the scenic expanse of South-West Western Australia, stretching from the lively locales of Bunbury and Busselton to the historic charm of Albany, the stewardship of water becomes a shared responsibility. Amidst the backdrop of verdant landscapes and coastal beauty, water restrictions play a crucial role in safeguarding this irreplaceable resource for future generations.

Whether you're tending to your garden, managing your household, or contributing to the region's sustainability efforts, this page will equip you with the knowledge to use water wisely and efficiently, ensuring that every drop supports our region's prosperity and natural heritage.

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Watering Roster


Daytime sprinkler use is restricted

A watering day roster applies to scheme and domestic garden bore sprinkler use in certain areas of the state. These rosters and days are explained below for different areas. Avoiding sprinkler use during the hottest part of the day reduces the amount of water lost through evaporation.

Further reading

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

Visit the WA Government website

Water Restrictions

Sprinkler roster days are based on the last digit of your house number. If you have no house number, use the lot number instead. Use the water roster in this section to find your allocated days based on your house or lot number.

Gardens can only be watered once on your allocated days. Please schedule your sprinklers and reticulation before 9am or after 6pm.

The water roster does not apply to garden bores. Domestic garden bore users are permitted to water once a day, before 9am or after 6pm, every day.

Water restrictions do not apply to systems where recycled or grey water is being used.

Water Roster Street Number Calculator
No.* 1st Watering Day 2nd Watering Day
1 Wednesday Saturday
2 Thursday Sunday
3 Friday Monday
4 Saturday Tuesday
5 Sunday Wednesday
6 Monday Thursday
7 Tuesday Friday
8 Wednesday Saturday
9 Thursday Sunday
0 Friday Monday
* This is the last digit of your house or lot number

Winter sprinkler switch off

The Winter sprinkler switch off is a permanent Western Australia water-efficiency measure starting 1 June and ending 31 August each year. The switch off applies to sprinkler use in the Perth/Mandurah area (Area 3) and South-West (Area 4) of Western Australia, including Albany, for:

  • Scheme water users
  • Domestic garden bores

For more information about the Winter sprinkler switch off, visit the WA Government website.

Visit the WA Government website
Western Australia Sprinkler Swtich off Times for Winter Map

Area 2: Sprinkler Roster Garden Bore Users

Garden bore users in South Area 2 can water on any day, once a day, either before 9am or after 6pm, including Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Kalbarri.

Sprinkler Roster Times for Area 2 South-Western Australia Map

Area 4: Sprinkler Roster Garden Bore Users

From 1 September to 31 May, garden bore users can use sprinklers any day, once a day, either before 9am or after 6pm.

Sprinkler Roster Times for Area 4 South-Western Australia Map

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