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.

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Hervey Bay

Agency name:
Fraser Coast Regional Council
Area web address:
Area description:

This applies to the Hervey Bay’s declared water supply area (areas supplied with drinking water by Fraser Coast Regional Council) which incorporates postcodes 4655, 4659 and 4662.

Current Restriction

Restriction name:
Level 2 2021
Restriction type:
Start date:
End date:
Restriction web address:
Description summary:

Hand Garden / Lawn Watering: Hand held hoses are permitted between 6pm and 8am but must have a water efficient trigger nozzle

Irrigation Systems: Irrigation systems (sprinklers, drippers, soaker hoses) are permitted on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 6pm and 8am only

Washing windows / external house cleaning / cleaning external public facilities: Washing windows,external walls or public facilities is permitted at any time but only with a water efficient, high pressure device (eg gerni)

Paved or concreted surfaces cleaning: Washing and cleaning paved or concrete surfaces is permitted at any time but only with a water efficient, high pressure device (eg gerni)

Motor vehicle / boat / trailer cleaning: Vehicle and boat cleaning is permitted at an time with handheld hoses (fitted with a water efficient trigger nozzle)

Motor boat flushing: Boat motor and trailer flushing is permitted at any time for a maximum of five minutes at a low water flow

Filling of swimming pools / spas / water features (private and/or public): Filling of swimming pools, spas and water features is only permitted between 6pm and 8am and must be monitored at all times

Mobile drinking water tankers supply and use: Water use is subject to the above restrictions

Hydrant standpipes: Water use is subject to the above restrictions