Water Restrictions

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Restrictions website provides access to current water restrictions information for the whole of Australia. Water restrictions information can be searched by State or Territory, water agency and restriction name. Water restriction names and rules vary throughout Australia due to local requirements.

Help Help
Map of Australia and Capital Cities
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth Adelaide Hobart Canberra Darwin Tasmania Victoria Australian Capital Territory New South Wales South Australia Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia

Sydney

Agency name:
Sydney Water Corporation
Area web address:
Area description:

The Sydney Water management area, covering greater Sydney, Illawarra and the Blue Mountains. This includes residents, businesses, local councils and goverment agencies.


Current Restriction

Restriction name:
Level 2
Restriction type:
Temporary
Start date:
10/12/2019
End date:
Restriction web address:
Description summary:

See Sydney Water Corporation website for details

The biggest changes from Level 1 to 2

- You can only use a watering can or bucket to water your garden before 10 am and after 4 pm.

- You can only use drip irrigation or smart watering systems for a maximum of 15 mins a day before 10 am and after 4 pm.

- You can only top up an existing pool or spa, using a hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, watering can or bucket for a maximum of 15 minutes a day. You can only do this to replace water lost through evaporation, not to replace water deliberately removed from the pool or spa.

- You can only wash your vehicles with a bucket and sponge.

- You need a permit to fill new or renovated pools and spas that hold more than 500 L.