They are a set of compulsory rules that apply to all towns every day of the year to ensure we all use water wisely.
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During drought periods, water restrictions are sometimes used to limit how and when we use drinking water outdoors. This helps reduce demand when we’re not getting enough rain. There are four stages of restrictions and range from stage one (mild) to stage four (severe).
If water restrictions are needed, they may only apply to certain towns and not others. This is because each town has varying supply systems.
Need to know when you are allowed to water your garden and lawn? Use our tool below to find out.
Let us know if you observe someone breaking the rules or restrictions by using the form or calling 1300 361 622. We will investigate further.
We answer some of your frequently asked questions about water restrictions.